Cumberland River Docks & Metal Works is a locally owned and operated boat dock and metal fabrication shop. We are very proud of our reputation of delivering the highest quality boat docks , boatlifts, erosion control and repair services on and around the Cumberland River basin.

Our top notch metal fabrication shop is capable of producing any and all metal products from residential to light industrial. Our combined experience in both fields exceeds more than 40 years. Discover the difference with Cumberland River Docks & Metal Works.

Learn more about our specialties: 
Boat Docks

Boat Lifts

Dredging, Rip Rap, Erosion Control

Commercial Services



I have a 4 slip dock with a sun deck and 80 ft. walkway built by Cumberland River Docks. In April of 2011 we had a tornado come over the top of the dock tearing down large trees by the roots and snapping in two. The storm hit after dark, when notified I headed that direction. I had to park 1 mile up the road because of all the trees covering the road. When I got to the dock location the dock was gone. I started walking the shoreline and found it floating about 500 yards from the site and 200 yards off the shoreline. It appeared to not be moving so I left and came back with a boat the next day. The two land cables had snapped and one of the cables attached to two 55 gallon barrels of concrete had snapped but the dock had drug the other concrete barrel with it. There was absolutely no damage to the dock other than the cables. We had over 25 lake houses in that area damaged, some not able to be rebuilt. The after effects are still noticeable by the path of downed trees in this area. We have had our dock for 5 years and have had absolutely no problems. If you are looking to build a new dock or replace your present dock, do yourself a favor and look no further than E.K. Blackwell at Cumberland River Docks.
Andy Redus
Center Hill Lake
Cookeville, Tennessee

Our move from a wooden dock to a Wahoo aluminum dock was a big upgrade for us. Not only is our new dock more durable and attractive than our previous one, but is also easier to maintain. Our new Wahoo dock truly enhances our enjoyment of the lake. It was a pleasure to work with Cumberland River Docks–especially EK Blackwell. They did everything that was agreed to, only earlier.
Ryan and Heather Bennett
Jason Bennett
Rankin and Karla Bennett
Old hickory Lake

Our company has been building on lakes for years and has dealt with various docks on many lots. Working with Cumberland River Docks & Metal Works has been a pleasure and we can say without hesitation that the quality of the dock and service we received from Cumberland River Docks & Metal Works was excellent. I have and will continue to recommend Wahoo Docks and Cumberland River Docks and Metal Works when lake lot owners wants a better than average quality dock. Cumberland River Docks and Metal Works delivered a community dock to our newly developed site on time and on budget. I can’t say enough good things about their service and Wahoo Dock quality. We highly recommend their company.
John T. McPherson
Vice President
McPherson & Associates, Inc
Old Hickory Lake

We are very pleased with our new Wahoo Dock. We love everything about it including the quality of design, workmanship and material. We are especially proud that it is maintenance free. We don not believe we could have found these features anywhere else. We also loved working with the staff at Cumberland River Docks & Metal Works. They were a pleasure to work with and went the extra mile to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. We look forward to many years of enjoyment of four Wahoo Dock.
Paul & Brenda Shoulders
Old Hickory Lake
Gallatin, TN

My wife and I have lived on Old Hickory Lake for 36 years. Our house is on the main river channel, which is over one mile wide and has several miles of open water in every direction. The docks we have had over the years were constantly damaged and needed costly repairs frequently because of the intense wave action. We searched for a dock that could withstand these rough conditions. The Wahoo Cat 5 dock had the best design and substantial structure that we needed. E.K. Blackwell of Cumberland River Docks and Metal Works designed, built and installed the Cat 5 wahoo Dock. His experience in dealing with the Corp of Engineers and the existing conditions has proved invaluable. We now have a double slip dock that can withstand our tough conditions. Our open water dock problems have been solved, thanks to the professional work of E.K. Blackwell of Cumberland River Docks and the quality of the Wahoo Cat 5 dock.
Pat Brumfield
Old Hickory Lake

I Just want to tell you how much I’m enjoying my all steel dock that you built for me 4 years ago. As you know I am on the main channel of the lake, my dock gets relentless wave action not only from all of the boat and barge traffic, but the wind and storms whipping across the water as this is one of the largest and widest open areas on the lake. My dock has not sustained any damage, lost any floatation or even has a piece of roof tin loosen in the least! It is still as tight and quiet as the day you installed it. The mooring has not shifted nor the pad settled either. The craftsmanship is superior and I could not be happier! I’m looking forward to many, many more years of continued enjoyment of my beautiful dock and the water in which it rides on …
Tony Hunter
Old Hickory Lake

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