About Us

Our Story Goes Back to The 90’s

Luke Ulrich

Luke’s journey into the world of woodworking began in the early 90’s, sparked by a deep passion for the art. With a hunger for knowledge, he immersed himself in woodworking literature and even became a part of wood clubs in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. The sheer job of transforming visions into tangible pieces of furniture has always been Luke’s driving force, and his dedication and craftmanship have only grown stronger over 30 years.

Today, Luke’s workshop is a testament to his refined skills and unwavering commitment to delivering lasting furniture for you and future generations to cherish. With each piece he creates, Luke pours his heart and soul into capturing both beauty and functionality.

Reproduction Moulding

Reproduction Moulding embodies the art of preserving your home’s character, recreating the historic designs and architectural details that you seek to preserve.

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Custom Furniture & Cabinets

Elevate your surroundings with our Custom Furniture & Cabinets, meticulously handcrafted to harmonize seamlessly with your unique style and space. Luke will transform your visions into tangible masterpieces, delivering functional elegance that exceeds every expectation.

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End Grain Cutting Boards

Experience culinary craftsmanship at its finest with our exquisite End Grain Cutting Boards. Crafted from premium hardwoods, these boards are not only a testament to superior durability but also a stunning centerpiece for your kitchen, making every slice a work of art.

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Other Projects

From functional items made from wood like display easels, picture frames, golf ball display cases and more, we can design wonderful one of a kind custom products that will last for years to come. Essentially, if you have an idea of something you want to have crafted, we can build it.

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Our Process

At Great Planes Millwork, we’re all about creating the heirlooms of tomorrow, today. Our specialty lies in crafting one-of-a-kind, solid wood pieces that are destined to be cherished by generations to come.

How Do We Do It?

Luke starts by hand-selecting the finest hardwoods and meticulously overseeing the milling process to bring you completely unique and fully customized works of art.

What Sets Us Apart?

It’s the passion that infuses each piece Luke creates. We’re not into mass production; every item is meticulously handmade. Quality and an unwavering attention to detail remain at the heart of what we do. These principles shine in every piece of furniture that comes out of our workshop. We stand firmly behind our products, and your satisfaction is our guarantee.

Your journey with us begins in the design phase. We put you at the center, ensuring that every aspect of your piece reflects your unique style and needs. We’re thrilled to collaborate with you, transforming your vision into beautifully crafted furniture.



Luke’s expert craftsmanship went beyond our expectations (that were already high considering the work he had previously done for us). We believe August Bergman would be proud of that master bathroom as it fit perfectly in the house!! The wainscoting and bathroom furniture just look like they naturally belong to this house, that’s how good it looks!!


I came to Luke & Barb with an idea of a Golf Ball display cabinet for my husband. We collaborated on the style and Luke made suggestions to enhance the piece. Every aspect of the cabinet was done with thought and care. I cannot express how much I love the final product! This will be something we hope to pass down to our children one day.

I’m always impressed with the craftsmanship and attention to detail with any of the pieces Great Planes Millwork creates. I would not hesitate to reach out to Luke & Barb for any custom work that you need done. He does it all from big to small! I will be using Great Planes Millwork again in the future.


We needed some wide crown moulding for our home and Luke was able to reproduce the profile to match what we had. He had it ready in less than 2 weeks and the price was reasonable too.


Luke has an unbelievable skill. The sheer volume of precision machinery is staggering, only to be outdone by what he can create and produce on every single machine.


Luke went way above and beyond to help me out! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what he did for me!! I’m eternally grateful! If you want quality work from a professional – he’s your guy!

  • Reproduction Moulding
  • Custom Furniture & Cabinets
  • End Grain Cutting Boards
  • Other Projects