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Welcome to Ottercreek Woodworks

Leader in one of a kind Charcuterie Boards in Canada

Born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario with a hard work ethic and love for wood and trees, it was only natural that David Schonberger would pursue carpentry as a profession. As a licensed carpenter, David grew tired of the everyday hustle and bustle of the job site. So, accompanied with his natural talent in working with his hands and a healthy supply of unique wood, David set out to share the natural beauty of wood with all he meets.

Using only local hardwoods, the Ottercreek Woodworks woodshop is a busy place full of vision, creation and of course sawdust. Each piece of wood that passes through the shop is carefully selected for grains, knots, and other character features. David now has his wood crafts all over the world!

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2009

Founded by Wood Craftsman David Schonberger in 2009

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Welcome to Ottercreek Woodworks

Leader in one of a kind Charcuterie Boards in Canada

2009

Founded by Wood Craftsman David Schonberger in 2009

S u p p o r t L o c a l S o u r c e L o c a l
100%

Born and raised in Tillsonburg, Ontario with a hard work ethic and love for wood and trees, it was only natural that David Schonberger would pursue carpentry as a profession. As a licensed carpenter, David grew tired of the everyday hustle and bustle of the job site. So, accompanied with his natural talent in working with his hands and a healthy supply of unique wood, David set out to share the natural beauty of wood with all he meets.

Using only local hardwoods, the Ottercreek Woodworks woodshop is a busy place full of vision, creation and of course sawdust. Each piece of wood that passes through the shop is carefully selected for grains, knots, and other character features. David now has his wood crafts all over the world!

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Our Selection

Charcuterie Boards

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Crowd Favourite

Feasting Boards

For large gatherings

Gift with Purchase

Board Orders $350+

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Upcoming Events

From Tree to Table

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From Tree To Table

A Build-Your-Own Board Experience

Our Featured Boards

All lumber is ethically and sustainably sourced

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"We wanted to thank you again for a great experience. We really enjoyed spending the day with you in your workshop and amongst the trees. We learned so much! Your passion for your craft and love and appreciation for nature is evident in every little detail. It truly is a one of a kind experience. We can't wait to use our board and share it with family and friends."

Jessica Hatt Essex, ON

"I’m still so elated from the amazing day we had yesterday. What an experience! The whole day was just perfect and so thoughtful. I can’t wait to show off my new board!"

Mary Benedict Norfolk County, ON

"I had come to know Ottercreek Woodworks from a local cheese shop here in Oakville that stocks their boards and I have given boards from Ottercreek as presents to family members. My wife and I follow Ottercreek Woodworks on Facebook and Instagram and saw the workshops being offered. My wife offered to send me to the workshop as my birthday present. Spending time with Dave and his family was great. I enjoyed the walk in the bush to learn about the local trees that are present and how the environment plays a role in shaping what happens with the wood inside the tree. Dave was a great instructor in the wood shop, guiding us in the art of designing the shape of our boards and sharing knowledge of the tools used to create a beautiful board. Dave and his wife put on a fantastic charcuterie lunch and were happy to share their knowledge of local food producers and their family history. I enjoyed the Tree to Table: A Build-your-own Board Experience immensely and very happy to have a beautiful maple board that I made at the end of it."

Matt Down Oakville, ON

"Having lived in Toronto for nearly 20 years, today I had what I can easily call my most authentic experience of Ontario. I can’t thank Ottercreek Woodworks and David enough for an incredibly fulfilling day. The Tree to Table experience of making ones own charcuterie board was in and of itself a truly unique and moving experience, but in addition to that David brings the best of Ontario and the region to the experience as well, with his deep knowledge of local fauna, and a spread of locally sourced delicacies, cheese, cured meats, honey, pickles and spreads to die for. I wouldn’t think twice to recommend this experience!"

Nassim Ghrayeb Toronto, ON

"An absolutely incredible experience! One that both of us will always remember and treasure!"

Jayne Gerber Kitchener, ON

"The Tree to Table Workshop was by far the most immersive, interesting and deliciously memorable experiences I've had the pleasure of attending in a decade!"

Agatha Podgorski Director of Community Engagement Culinary Tourism Alliance

"Amazing teaching! Great conversations and over all an incredible experience! Thanks so much! We already want to do it again!"

Hilary Hatton St Catharines, ON

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"I’m still so elated from the amazing day we had yesterday. What an experience! The whole day was just perfect and so thoughtful. I can’t wait to show off my new board!"

Mary Benedict Norfolk County, ON

"An absolutely incredible experience! One that both of us will always remember and treasure!"

Jayne Gerber Kitchener, ON

"The Tree to Table Workshop was by far the most immersive, interesting and deliciously memorable experiences I've had the pleasure of attending in a decade!"

Agatha Podgorski Director of Community Engagement Culinary Tourism Alliance

"Amazing teaching! Great conversations and over all an incredible experience! Thanks so much! We already want to do it again!"

Hilary Hatton St Catharines, ON

More Than Wood

Sustainably sourced & outstanding grains

Every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature. Standing tall, it creaks and twists in the wind, enriching the very fibres within itself. Raw beauty exists in the grains, knots, and bark as it grows year after year.

Ottercreek Woodworks is proud to use only local hardwoods found in the Carolinian Life Zone of Southwestern Ontario. All lumber is ethically sourced through urban removal, wind blow down, dead or diseased trees and sustainable logging practice.

Plus, we’ve partnered with Carolinian Canada Coalition to regenerate local fragile ecosystem for every board we sell. Together, we’re restoring healthy landscapes in Canada’s Carolinian Zone to create thriving, climate-smart ecosystems. Ottercreek Woodworks is committed to giving back to nature; going beyond sustainable practice to become a fully regenerative business, it is our goal to benefit the Earth in everything we do.

Upcoming Experiences

Our 2022 event dates are now available for booking.

Rediscover nature at the award-winning From Tree to Table Experience while you gain knowledge about the trees of Ontario’s vast Carolinian Forest with woodworker David Schonberger on 2 acres of property. Gather around an open fire, sip on tea with freshly-foraged ingredients and engage your senses. Communicate with the roots of the forest as we discover fungal networks and reverence of the woodland ecosystem through smell, taste, touch and sight.

Enter the artisanal woodshop to create your own live-edge charcuterie board alongside David and choose your own piece of locally harvested lumber. Work with a variety of tools including David’s grandfather’s vintage handtools to shape your board. In addition to creating your own board in the woodshop, take home a handpicked selection of the local terroir including local artisan charcuterie, cheeses, preserves and more in our Bounty of the County gift package. You’ll have everything you need for your first charcuterie feast on your new board at home! Inside the woodshop, you’ll also explore Ottercreek Woodworks’ studio of handcrafted boards, personalize your work and learn how to use your new charcuterie board at home to enjoy with loved ones.

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New! Due to COVID-19 quarantine & social distancing guidelines, we are now offering a ‘Book Your Bubble’ option in addition to our regular Experience Booking option.

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