This charcuterie board has been professionally handcrafted to showcase the natural beauty that exists within the very fibers of the wood. It has a special story; Between 1879 and 1882 E.D.Tillson (1st Mayor of Tillsonburg and son of George Tillson, Founder of Tillsonburg) planted 250 Maple Trees. This Tree was planted on the shore of Lake Lisgar and grew to an incredible size. Measuring a massive 7’ in diameter at breast height, this tree was laden with unique burls and ingrown bark. After storm damage and extensive rot, this tree was removed for safety reasons. Much of the lumber was too rotten to be used, but what could be salvaged was expertly sawn from the tree’s large buttresses that extended up the trunk. This distinct growth has resulted in complex figure in the wood grain further enhanced by the unique spalting. The Lisgar Maple was truly one of a kind and its memory will continue to live on in this board.
Ottercreek Woodworks lumber is sourced locally, within 50km of our shop and harvested through sustainable practice. It is then expertly kiln dried to ensure your new board is ready to live in your home.
Every Ottercreek Woodworks board is a masterpiece in its own right and is of heirloom quality. If you treat it well it will last a lifetime and longer. May you treasure this board as you share memories, food and laughter with family and friends!
This board comes with an authenticity card detailing the story and a photograph of the tree, care instructions as well as a tag indicating the species of wood.
Care for your board with our Beeswax Wood Balm sourced from local apiaries.
With every purchase of an Ottercreek Woodworks board, 2m² of local fragile ecosystem is regenerated through our partners at Carolinian Canada Coalition. Together, we’re restoring healthy landscapes in Canada’s Carolinian Zone to create thriving, climate-smart ecosystems.