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.
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.