designers & makers of fine furniture


About MJ Cabinet makers

“My love for wood began early in my childhood when I used to whittle sticks.  I always dreamed of one day designing and making furniture. I left school at the age of sixteen, completed a joinery apprenticeship and then worked for a local Cabinetmaker.  In April 2000, I took the first step to fulfilling my dream, and began working on my own when I established MJ Cabinetmakers.

I now employ two full time makers, an apprentice and a part-time finisher.  The team now works from a purpose built workshop at Braithwaite, near Keswick, which has a magnificent view of Skiddaw.  My family and I had the honour of the Prince of Wales visiting the workshop in March 2005, when it opened. We are currently in the process of also building a Showroom at the workshop for customers to visit.

The simple principle of strong design and quality in making has built our reputation over the years.  A piece of furniture should be beautiful as well as functional.  This is always the priority when beginning a new piece.”

Matt Jardine