Mission Beach Carpenter
Matt Macfie of Sunrise Carpentry and Building Qld.
I clearly recall the August afternoon more than a decade ago when I completed my first carpentry job.
A mate of mine had been let down by a tradesman that he’d hired to complete a renovation for him.
He had exactly 2 weeks to transform what looked like a demolition site into a home that he could rent – and he had to do it quickly as the bank was breathing down his neck.
Luckily for him, another friend of ours was a skilled carpenter. He stepped up to help and I took time off from my job at the time to help out as well.
Over the next fortnight, we put in massive hours, sometimes working until late at night and slowly the project began to take shape.
Between the three of us, we had managed to transform my mate’s nightmare into a really successful investment – one that still makes him money today.
That project sparked a real passion for me and the moment that job was finished, I started looking around for an apprentiship at the ripe old age of 29.
Best decision I’ve ever made.
I love each new project and the feeling of creating something out of raw material, something that is designed to stand the test of time.
So at the ripe old age of 29 I started a carpentry apprenticeship and I haven’t looked back.