Welcome to Cherry Tree Wood Works

We take pride in the creation of attractive, unique wood products. We make our products so that they can be used in your everyday life, admire them inside your home, or display them as a treasured keepsake on a shelf. We use 100% natural materials and products made from Midwestern hardwoods such







Red Oak


White Oak

Nearly all of the domestic woods come from trees in southern and central Wisconsin, and processed by local sawyers.

We occasionally use some lesser known exotic woods as accents to the more traditional woods, These exotics are from Africa, Central and South America and Mexico. These exotics are purchased from a reputable dealer, to be sure that every piece of lumber purchased is logged legally and responsibly. Among these exotic woods are:







Cherry Tree Wood Works products

The list is representative of the products we make, all of which can be customized to whatever wood you choose.

The list of products we currently produce is as follows:

Bottle openers


Business Card Holders

Candle Holders


Cribbage Boards


Charcuterie Boards

Cheese Board

Cutting Boards

End Grain Chopping Boards

Grill Scrapers

Lazy Susans

Pizza Peels


We use mineral oil and blends of other ingredients for Butcher Block Oil and Cutting Board Conditioner.

Caring for a wooden item is easy! You can click here find care instructions, or in the tab above under "documentation" for complete, comprehensive and simple instructions. Wooden cutting boards have been proven, by several major universities, to be safer than plastic cutting boards in terms of bacteria. Please read the "Wood vs. Plastic" article under the documentation tab for more information under "Wood vs. Plastic." With minimal care, your wooden items will last many years and can be passed on to your children.

We invite you to visit the site often, as the list of items will grow. As it does, they'll be posted on the website. Like what you see? Please like us on Facebook.  We also do special orders and custom work,  so if you have a vision, or a picture or drawing of something you would like to own, We would like to help you to achieve that vision.

Just e-mail and we can get started on your project today!

Who is Cherry Tree Wood Works:

I have been a woodworker for over 20 years, making items for my home and for gifts. A need for a new podium at a local Middle School prompted me to make a gift of my love of woodworking and one of a kind wood art.

I've been asked where I my passion for woodworking came from, and I will admit I grew up at the knee of a true master wood craftsman, my father. With each custom project I create I strive to make it better than the last, and one that both I and my customer will be proud and honored to display and use.

My Concept:

It's simple – create beautiful hand-crafted items from quality materials that will enhance your life, and make them to fit your unique tastes and lifestyle.

What I Do:

From a rough-sawn board, a beautiful cutting board, trivet, bench, or custom piece, emerges. I will do whatever is necessary to coax the beauty from within: planing, measuring, cutting, gluing, shaping, sanding and finishing. The majority of our items are natural, meaning I do not use stains or dyes, when it comes to items that are food-contact.

I purchase the lumber from reputable local dealers, so I know that the supply chain is in compliance with the import laws regarding lumber. We mostly purchase from local sawyers who are well versed in forest management. From time to time, I have used reclaimed wood for customers special orders. In these cases, reclaimed does not mean pallet wood.

Every project produces the inevitable scraps. the small unusable scraps of wood warming the homes of friends, and the sawdust is added with composed .

Cutting Boards and more.....

Our Cutting Boards,  Cheese Boards, Chopping Blocks, and any product made for contact with food are made from food safe wood​s, and finished with food grade mineral oil

custom furniture and more.....

Our furniture is made using fine hardwoods, and  using-time proven joinery such as mortise and tenon, and dovetail joinery whenever possible.

Just in time for the​ Holidays

Contact Cherry Tree Wood Works to see what can be done for you!​