Mike Morris is the
backbone of Dinosaur Joinery. Occasionally
he brings in a few hand picked colleagues to ensure a contract is completed on time, but Mike still does the fabrication and
takes responsibility for the quality himself.
Mike served his ‘time’, and
by that we mean a full apprenticeship, with Parkinson’s in the Furniture department. Learning the craft of joinery
in general and bespoke cabinets, furniture, bar and shop fittings in particular. He continued with the shop fitting, working
on larger contracts like the Coral Island complex, The Dorchester (London), The
Arndale Centre (Manchester) and he even did joinery work in the Houses of Parliament. Mike became self-employed in January 1980 and has remained
so ever since. He expanded his knowledge base over the following 10 years
learning and gaining experience in other, more general, building work.
Now however, he has chosen to return to more specific
and exacting joinery work, keeping
some traditional crafts going - specialising in individually commissioned Furniture
items, Doors and Gates and Sash Window renovation and replacement.