About Us


We're Richard and Jennie, a husband and wife team with a passion for woodworking.

Both coming from military families, as well as being veterans ourselves (Richard Navy, Jennie Army) we've been all over the world. We've seen a lot, and we've experienced a lot. After all our adventures though, the one thing we realized is there's no place like home. Nothing like spending more than just the holidays, or a summer vacation with the ones we love - which is how we ended up in cozy little Central Lake, Michigan. While Jennie's family may be what brought us here, we've absolutely fallen in love with the small town charm and the amazing people we've met here - we cannot imagine a more perfect spot to start our business. We love being part of this community and are grateful for the opportunity to serve our customers.

Lakeside Artisans started with a shared passion - a passion for creating -  and a shared desire to bring more beauty into the world. We create beautiful, handcrafted woodworking pieces using locally sourced, sustainable materials whenever possible. Our focus is on quality and craftsmanship, and we work closely with our customers to create pieces that are both functional and stylish. From furniture to home decor, we can create anything you can imagine - Browse our products today to see what we have in stock, or contact us for a free consultation to discuss your custom woodworking needs!