About Us

 

Enjoy life.  Enjoy food.  Enjoy the moment.  

Welcome to The Limping Wolf Woodcraft, were we're passionate about wood, design and functional art.  Chances are, you are here for a board to keep for generations to come.  Whether it be for your family or as a gift for someone special, we have what you are looking for.  Also, we love custom orders.  We love seeing the excitement of working with an idea and bringing it to life.

If you are anything like us, you love getting together with family and friends cooking and sharing stories and laughter.  We believe the best memories happen around the dinner table surrounded by loved ones, enjoying a great meal.  What really makes us thankful is knowing that we can be part of that experience and be there for years to come.  

We're a family run business located in Vernon in the heart of the Okanagan Valley.  All boards and projects are handmade by Wolfgang and assisted by his Wife, Ashley and sometimes their two young girls.  Wolfgang is a master craftsman, certified engineer in furniture design and second-generation European cabinet maker.  He hails from Austria, living in Canada for 10 plus years.  Along with looking after the family, Ashley's gifts lie in food and wine.  A trained Chef and wine lover, the pairing is perfect!  A good chef always needs a presentation piece.  

People always ask about our name and we can assure you that no wolfs were hurt in the making.  The name actually comes from our leader, Wolfgang.  He does indeed walk with a limp from hang gliding a few moons ago.  He damaged a nerve in his foot on landing and it never grew back. 

We started humbly, like most small businesses.  While making an outdoor table from a wine barrel, Wolfgang stumbled upon how extraordinarily beautiful the inside of the barrel was.  Hidden was the dark stain and traces of the wine that once was.  This led to the discovery that these barrels could have another life, as functional art.  What started with a fruit bowl and has grown into a whole stunning line of wine barrel boards, from serving trays to charcuterie boards and clocks. 

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Wolfgang moved from Austria to Canada in 2010, when he accepted the Maintenance Manager position at the luxurious Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa. This is where Wolfgang and Ashley first met and well, you know the rest.  Many of Wolfgang's custom designs and furniture pieces can be found at the hotel, including the large wooden flower pots found at the entrance, the tree fountain in the steams and saunas and the comfortable lounge chairs throughout the Spa.