Our Story

Unique designs, premium hardwoods, artisan craftsmanship and attention to detail - we handcraft custom tables that are made to last for a lifetime of memories.


Father & son.

Hello, I'm David Zupec, both the owner and artisan behind our craft. My fascination with woodworking dates back to my childhood, a passion that has only deepened over the years. The entire process of conceptualizing, milling, and shaping raw wood into exquisite, custom made furniture holds a special place in my heart.

My dad, a retired engineer and a seasoned craftsman, stands as my enduring inspiration and unwavering supporter throughout this venture. During my early years, I was a constant presence by his side, absorbing the intricacies of his work in his workshop. Over the years, he has crafted numerous beautiful pieces of furniture, adorning our home and creating cherished pieces for my mother.

Presently, we collaborate, harmonizing our distinct skill sets. Together, we continue to bring our collective expertise to the art of woodworking, creating unique and beautiful pieces.

Photo: My dad and I building our first customer table in 2018.
God called my dad home on January 8, 2023. 


Great Lakes Farmhouse.

In 2015, a simple aspiration to craft a farm table for my personal use evolved into a chance to extend that craftsmanship to family and friends. Building trust with each project, I gradually gained confidence in my skills.

In early 2018, my dad and I formally introduced Great Lakes Farmhouse. Originating as a small-scale custom table workshop with a local Michigan focus, it blossomed into a hub for premium, enduring farm tables. Our clientele expanded beyond state borders, with customers ordering directly from our website, and our tables now grace homes across America.


Handmade & heartfelt.

We build high quality custom farm tables through time-honored methods—crafted by hand. Employing the finest premium hardwoods and top-notch finishes, our small family-owned business ensures nothing short of exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and service. Recognizing that your table is more than furniture; it's the focal point of your home.

From selecting the initial board to applying the final finish, our custom tables are genuinely fashioned by hand and heart, with each piece meticulously crafted one at a time.


Quality & detail.

Each of our custom farm tables is meticulously crafted, placing a strong emphasis on exceptional quality and attention to detail. Our distinct plank-style tables, crafted by hand, are made from locally sourced hardwoods, with the option of rustic distressed features. We embrace the inherent beauty in the cracks, knots, and charming imperfections.

Every cut and detail is a manifestation of our passion and love for creating truly unique pieces. Employing the finest hardwoods and techniques, we guarantee a stunning, enduring piece of furniture that will be cherished for many years to come.


Faith & family.

Raised in the Catholic faith, our home has always centered around the importance of Jesus and family. Evenings were devoted to gathering around the dining table, sharing meals, and uniting as a family to grow, express gratitude, and bond. This belief underscores our conviction that our tables are more than mere furniture—they are the heart of the home.

When crafting a custom table, our aim goes beyond creating a beautiful piece for a house. We aspire to instill a sense of inspiration for families to frequent the table, to extend invitations, to share their hearts, and to create lasting memories filled with laughter and love. The table, for us, symbolizes unity and the making of cherished moments. It is this vision that motivates us daily as we construct these pieces in our workshop.

We hope Great Lakes Farmhouse can be a part of your family's story.

– David Jr. & David Sr.


How long will it take?

Upon commencement, our timeline for crafting these custom dining pieces is approximately 3 weeks. However, please anticipate a longer turnaround time based on our current order volume. Order the luxury table you've always wanted for your home today and secure your spot in our production queue!

  • Order today

    Place your order and secure your spot.

  • Completed around: July 5th - 12th

    Your handcrafted table is completed.

  • 2 weeks for delivery

    We'll deliver to your home or local pickup.