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It's been a family affair since the beginning

The roots of Catoctin Woodworks go back about 50 years ago when I used to scrounge around in my dad's wood scraps to make some building blocks or a boat to float down the local creek.

Fast forward about 10 years when I went to work for my brother building custom, job site cabinets and interior trim. Not prefab, box store stuff. These were made on site to fit a wall or floor or doorway. This included doors, windows, molding, cabinets, mantels, etc.

I "graduated" to work on framing homes, again on site, the old stick method. Nothing prefab offsite. Cold and heat were not my friends but it got me through college.

I asked my son what he wanted for Christmas one year and he said he would like a cutting board like the one I had made for his grandmother 40 years earlier. And now several years later here we are.

So Catoctin Woodworks began. Again. From dad and son. To brother and brother. To dad and son. My passion for this has been around for years. Now I get to do it for the love of creating something.


Look around. If you see something that you like but not the size, shape or type of wood, let me know. About half of my work is customized in some manner. I would love to talk to you to get the perfect piece. 



Micaela on Dec 19, 2016

"Gorgeous cutting board, perfect size for meal prepping and looks great in my kitchen

Chaz on Sep 23, 2016

"Beautiful! Our client loves the piece!"

rmarqusee on Sep 6, 2016

"fun fun fun!!! I just love this new cutting board - it's exactly as pictured and perfect for your smaller cutting needs. It is beautifully crafted, is very sturdy and beautiful to look at. I almost hate to use it!!! Highly recommend."

Linda on Aug 7, 2016

"Beautiful cutting board. It's the perfect size for entertaining to serve cheeses and other appetizers!"

Marylin on Jul 19, 2016

"It is very solid and strongly built. The wood slab is a beautiful mix of the lighter and darker walnut (English walnut). I had it made a little longer to fit my couch length. I couldn't be happier with this purchase and have received many compliments."

Megan on Jan 21, 2016

"This cutting board is stunning! I use it both for it's classic functionality and as a centerpiece on my big kitchen island. The craftsmanship of this piece is incredible and I've already received compliments for 4 different guests on the board. The piece is heavy and high quality and I am certain it will last for years. I appreciate the care guide provided by the seller which will ensure it stays in good condition for years to come. This would make a great addition to any kitchen and would be a great gift for a cook you might know. Can't wait to make my next purchase - looking for a charcuterie board next :)"

klightrn on Dec 22, 2015

"Work of art! Great and fast service. I now own three Catoctin cutting boards. We love them for serving snacks or as a firm support for a glass of wine while sitting on the couch!"

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