About Us

Whistlewood Shop Exterior
Whistlewood Shop Exterior

Whistlewood Custom Woodworking and Design has been in business since 1994. We are located in the beautiful and historic town of Perth, Ontario, just a short drive from the nation’s capital, Ottawa.We have concentrated our efforts on designing and producing fine custom cabinets, mantles, furniture, and more, for our discerning clients. At Whistlewood, we take pride in our ability to interpret the architectural style of a home and produce woodworking that fits… with a twist.

Interior of Whistlewood Custom Woodworking
Shop Interior

Our attention to detail and the professional yet interactive relationship we develop with our clients, sets us apart from the rest. And we maintain that relationship from the beginning of the project, to completion.

The Shop - a painting by Doug Cosby
The Shop by Doug Cosby

We don’t rely on computer aided design (CAD) for our drawings. We prefer and value the individuality of hand-drawn designs for all of our pieces. It literally assures us and our clients that their project will truly be theirs.


photo of owner Jeff Collver
Jeff Collver

Whistlewood founder and craftsman Jeff Collver is at the heart of the business and has a passion for creative and unique woodworking.  It is his fascination for the history of architecture and subsequent architectural styles that have inspired him to produce these amazing works of wooden art.Artistic at heart, Jeff cannot settle for the mundane. As such, he continuously strives to add a touch of uniqueness in all of his pieces.

Jeff is on a continual journey of growth and evolution.  His hope is to create pieces that will leave a legacy of continual joy to those who own one and perhaps even a few of his stunning pieces.

Jeff is an honours graduate of a two year Heritage Carpentry Program where he focused on bringing the eye and craftsmanship of the past to current day needs.  As such, Jeff is committed to building high quality and creative pieces not unlike his predecessors from the past.


We all love them!

My family and friends were absolutely delighted with their serving trays! They were all so exquisite that I had to buy 10 of them!! A year later, everyone is still telling me that their board is a conversation piece at every gathering. One is in England, one is in the Caribbean and the others are in different locations in Ontario. I would highly recommend these unique and beautifully crafted boards. We all love them!


We Couldn't Be Happier

Whistlewood designed and built the cabinets in our new library and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. Jeff was quick to respond to our questions and kept us informed throughout the process. The end result were beautiful, functional well built bookshelves that we are proud to have in our renovated home.

Danielle, Ottawa
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