How did you get into cabinet making?
I got into cabinet making in 2014 through my brother with an apprenticeship, when very few jobs were available let alone apprenticeships. I’ve been doing it since and love it!
What do you love most about the job you do?
Customer reactions and responses to the finished product, makes it all worthwhile.
What do you hate, pet peeve?
A messy, unorganised workplace, which is a rarity in JD’s especially in our workshop!
What project are you most proud of?
‘Moynalvy’, the birch plywood kitchen we worked on last year. It really challenged us, the client was so happy with the end result and so were we.
What project did you struggle most with, why?
The Kennedy Wilson project was of a scale we had never dealt with before, so it challenged our systems. The clients were delighted and it proved to us how strong our team is.
What do you wish people knew about the job you do?
How much care and effort we really put into each aspect of a project.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking about their dream project?
Think outside the box. Believe me, if you choose JD’s nothing is impossible. Nothing is too eccentric. Whatever your dreams are we can make it happen.
What does the rest of the team say about Michael?
Michael has really high standards and gives himself a hard time if something isn’t perfect. He’s adaptable and flexible, willing to take on whatever new challenge or project comes into the workshop.