Meet one of Versatile’s newest Shop Carpenters, Mike Perkins.
What inspires you about custom woodworking? What drew you to this line of work?
I’m inspired by bringing the old back to life by using age old techniques and processes. The hands on aspect is what drives me and I’m able to utilize my 28 plus years of experience.
Do you have a special skill you want to tell us about?
I have been a home-brewer for over 25 years. Mastering many styles, I’ve also won awards at local County and State fairs. One of my favorite recipes is a German style smoked ale (Rachbier), which I smoke my own malt for. I try to brew at least once every few months to keep my supply up.
Describe one of your favorite past projects. What were the challenges? What were some of the features that made it memorable?
I really liked working on the First Congregational Church tower restoration, where I was matching the handmade moldings. Being asked to do some wood turned pieces for the project was an awesome way to show off my talents.
What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
#1 Go to Munich for Oktoberfest