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Announcement    We are a small hand crafted shop in Northern Michigan that builds high quality reclaimed wood products and custom furniture for the lake, cottage and cabin lifestyle.....


Last updated on Apr 3, 2016

We are a small hand crafted shop in Northern Michigan that builds high quality reclaimed wood products and custom furniture for the lake, cottage and cabin lifestyle.....


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Jim and Lisa Millen

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Jim and Lisa Millen


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About GreatLakesReclaimed

Sales 6,006
On Etsy since 2013

Great Lakes Reclaimed comes from an appreciation of the Great Lakes and Reclaimed Lumber.

Great Lakes Reclaimed was started by my wife Lisa and I in the summer of 2012. Lisa is from Petoskey, Michigan and grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. Being a builder I have reclaimed lumber from remodel and renovations jobs I have done for customers. We decided to combine our love for the Great Lakes and reclaimed lumber to create products to sell.

Quality is a big deal for us. Our reputation online and locally is a high quality product. If you check out our reviews you will see that this is an underlying theme that continues to permeate what we build here in Northern Michigan. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your unit let us know and we will make it right.

This summer of 2014 we moved our shop and home base back to Petoskey, Michigan. It has been great getting back to the waters of the Great Lakes and rekindling old friendships. We have been able to lease a 1600 sf shop in downtown Petoskey. It has been wonderful to have a lot more room to work and store our inventory.

We do sell out of our new shop here in Petoskey. You can find us at 1008 Franklin Street. We are in the old Bay Beverage Building, 3rd door on the far left. Give us a call or just stop in. We are always available during work hours Monday thru Friday 8-4.

Shop members

  • Jim Millen

    Owner, Builder And Designer

    I have been a custom builder, cabinet maker, finish carpenter since 1985. I love working with my hands and creating things out of wood. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than taking a pile of lumber and making a cool product.

  • Lisa Millen

    Owner, Designer, Marketer

    I am finding great joy in taking my art/design experience from years in the building trades to the home decor arena. Focusing on the simplicity of natural materials I strive to create pieces that are functional but not lacking in beauty or style.

  • Jacob Giffin

    Lead Shop Craftsman

    Being a contractor’s son in Montana I have always been in some form of woodworking. I love the shop environment where I can see the character of the wood before me with all its imperfections and envision its transformation into a finished product.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 16, 2021
Welcome to our etsy site...and thanks for dropping by Great Lakes Reclaimed...

My wife Lisa and I are both hands on creative people. With my main occupation as a builder, finish carpenter I have always had a shop. Over the years I have been continually asked to make custom cabinets, benches, bars, furniture for jobs, etc. Lisa is an artist, graphic designer and has always come up with ideas for me to build. Our home is filled with gun cabinets, blanket chests, wine racks, Windsor chairs, wicker furniture and many other things she has designed that I have built, reclaimed and finished. From this partnership we formed Great Lakes Reclaimed.

We are from Petoskey, Michigan in the heart of the Great Lakes.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All of my items are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your order upon receiving it, we will gladly refund the purchase price only, not the shipping. The buyer is responsible for return shipping unless the item is damaged. (must contact me within 7 days from receipt for refund). Refunds are issued after we receive and inspect the item.

All Custom work, tables and made to order items are non-refundable
Direct payment thru Etsy is accepted via their merchant account.

Paypal is accepted. Items will not ship until payment is received and cleared.
If payment is not received within 3 business days, the item will be relisted.

Etsy is very user-friendly. If you are new to Etsy, here is a link to help you out with your purchase:
We ship via USPS, UPS ground and FedEx Home Delivery. The shipping cost of your order includes the materials and labor (boxes, bubble wrap, handling) to prepare the unit to ship. Please do not be alarmed if the shipping label appears less than what you paid. We have built into it the handling of your order which is not reflected on the shipping label. Thanks for understanding.

FYI / A tracking number will be sent to you when your unit is ready to ship. It can take 24-48 hours for it to post in the shippers system.

Please convo about custom order shipping prior to purchase. It will be based on the lead times of the shop. Generally 4-6 weeks.

Please read each item description carefully. If you need something shipped sooner or via a faster method (Next Day Air), please convo with me regarding your requirements prior to purchasing.

For shipping outside the US, please convo with me for a shipping quote. Many of our items are large and heavy, so shipping will vary based on location!

Any customs fees/duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

Your package will be shipped to the address on your Etsy receipt unless otherwise noted.

All Tables and large freight items will be shipped to the nearest fedex freight terminal to your address. You will have to pick up your product at this location. We can deliver to a residential address but it will involve additional charges that are not included in the original purchase of your freight item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Reclaimed wood is rarely without imperfections. This is what makes them rustic and gives them their charm. Each piece will take on a life of its own via color and texture.

Many of my items are distressed and antiqued for an aged, vintage finish. All are hand cut, left in their natural state or hand painted or stained. On occasion we will leave the nails in place but in most cases finish screws with glue will be used to secure a piece. No two are exactly alike. Some will be lighter in color and others will be darker in color. Please read each item description carefully and convo with me if you have any questions about a particular piece or you want a unit to be darker or lighter in color. We can hand select the wood to accommodate a need to match a room or other furniture. BUT you must communicate that within 24 hours from the time of purchase. We have a lot of wood we sort thru on a daily basis and use what comes across the shop tables to build the units. Unless there is a specific request for color and/or texture we will build your unit by random selection of the materials on hand.

Custom orders are most definitely welcome! Please contact us with your personal request.

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