I do what I love and, I love what I do

Leading Cabinetmaker in Cairns

We're passionate about crafting beautiful kitchens that perfectly meet your needs.

The heart of any home is the kitchen, and we understand that you want a practical work space, but also somewhere to come together with loved ones.

With our team of experts, you’ll have a beautiful kitchen that is not only functional but also stylish. We can help with everything from design to installation, so it’s exactly what your home needs!

Based in Cairns, Independent Cabinetmaker is a bespoke cabinetmaking business. 

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With over 14 years of industry experience, your new kitchen is in safe hands with us. We can look after every aspect of design, manufacturing and installation so that you have nothing but peace-of mind when it comes to completing your home renovation project!

When you need a tradesman for your renovation, we’ve got just the guy. Our network of top-notch tradesmen will help make sure that all plumbing and tiling projects go off without a hitch!

We are happy to offer you a free quote and design for your kitchen renovation. We specialise in creating kitchens that range from the simplest designs all through high-end cabinet work, catering specifically towards each individual’s needs!

In addition to kitchens, we create quality custom-made vanities and laundry cabinets, as-well-as TV units, bar areas, outdoor BBQs, and much more.  Give Derek a call, and he will be more than happy to meet with you to discuss your needs.

Our Cabinet Gallery

As custom cabinetmakers, we take pride in our ability to produce beautiful pieces for any and every occasion. Our gallery highlights some of the homes that have trusted us with their specific remodels – from start-to finish!

When you’re looking for a fresh new look, it’s important to find the right home improvement company. You need cabinets that are made with care and attention – which is why we at Independent Cabinetmaker can help!

When it’s time to revamp your kitchen, laundry room, living room or bathroom, don’t settle for anything less than extraordinary. We can transform any space into the dream you’ve always imagined with cabinets that are both functional and stylish!

With beautiful and practical designs that suit every space, our custom cabinets add value in both the look of your home and its functionality.

When you’re looking for local cabinetmakers in Cairns who have experience in kitchen, living room, laundry or bathroom makeovers our gallery provides an idea of who we are and the type work that can be created in your home. We also offer office makeovers.

Could you use a little inspiration to help plan and design your next makeover project? Our gallery is full of ideas for how you can transform or renovate spaces and create the look that’s just right.

Call us today to discuss your next home renovation project.

Our Process

Independent Cabinetmaker has six solid steps involved in our process of cabinet making, from the initial concept to completion.  Whether you’re looking for a stylish new cabinet to be fitted out in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room – Derek can customise it just right!  If you’re looking for kitchen cabinetmakers or bathroom cabinetmakers in Cairns or the surrounding areas, there’s only one name to remember.

Measuring a kitchen in Cairns


The first step in our kitchen design process is for Derek to come out and give you an obligation free quote for your kitchen renovation/build in Cairns or any surrounding areas. During this time, Derek takes the time necessary for measurement and discussion. He will use this information along with what works best in order to create a space that is tailored just right!  Derek will send you an estimate quote and a floor plan of what was discussed.

Kitchen quote by Independent Cabinetmaker


When you’re happy with the design and amount quoted, Derek will arrange a second meeting to discuss colours for your cabinets. 

At this stage, he measures the area again, confirming the original measurements, so that we can make sure everything fits properly before proceeding any further. After that, Derek provides the final quote as well as deposit details.


Once we have all of our plans and specifications approved, the job goes into production.  At this stage, cutting lists are created and the materials for your job are ordered. 

The entire kitchen is manufactured within our factory by our cabinetmaker who pays attention to every detail. The kitchen is then assembled, and we review the job before it is set aside for delivery.

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You’re excited to start your new kitchen makeover!  You can expect a phone call from Derek about a week in advance, to book an installation for your new kitchen renovation.  

This will allow time to clear out your cupboards so that the old kitchen can be removed.  This would be a great time to have any preparation done for the utilities such as plumbing and electrical, etc. We can also help with that!

Kitchen pre-installation in Cairns
Kitchen Installation Cairns


We will arrive early in the morning on the day of installation.  Firstly, we will remove the old kitchen and arrange for the tradespeople to come in and do all the prep work required.  

It takes a few days to install your kitchen and once completed, your tradespeople will return to re-connect.  It is then time to enjoy your new kitchen.

Kitchen Stone Tops & Splashbacks

Stone Tops & Splashbacks

The installation of these lengthens the process. The stone people arrive to measure the template after the kitchen has been installed and return to install the stone tops a week later.  Once that has been completed, you would arrange for the tradespeople to re-connect all of your appliances. If you have chosen glass splash backs, these will be measured once the stone has been fitted.  Installation time for the splash backs is about 2 weeks.

Customers reviews

What people say!

We found Derek from Independent Cabinetmaker to be extremely professional. He built for us a new bathroom vanity and shaving cabinet/mirror. From the beginning he could see we were in a dilemma in trying to get a vanity built at short notice, and he went out of his way to accommodate us even though he had so much work on. Derek was always keeping us updated on the progress of our build and installation. He was always punctual, courteous and willing to go the extra mile for us. The workmanship and quality of his cabinetry was excellent. The end product was faultless and we would recommend Derek to anyone.
Carla Lane
WE LOVE OUR NEW KITCHEN - THANKS DEREK 👍 If you are wanting a stunning kitchen, Derek from "Independent Cabinet Maker" should be on your "short-list". We are very happy with the result and highly recommend Derek's workmanship and professionalism. Thanks again Derek, we love our new kitchen.
Dean & Deb
Derek was a delight to work with. Phone calls, emails, and text messages were answered quickly. And I got positive answers. The work he did was out of the ordinary, and he went to extreme lengths to get it right for me. In the end, I got a marvellous job done.. Thanks Derek Ann Clark
Ann Clark
Derek from the business 'Independent Cabinetmaker' was great to deal with. I required a new bathroom cabinet to replace one that was water damaged. He responded to my call, made a time to come and give me a quote. He was on time, and asked questions in order to fully understand what I wanted. He told me when I would receive his quote, and it arrived when he said. The quote was thorough and, I felt, a very reasonable price. After agreeing to go ahead, Derek explained the timeframe. He again delivered on time. His workmanship and attention to detail was admirable. We are thrilled with our new cabinet, which completely transforms our bathroom. I would recommend 'Independent Cabinetmaker'. If you appreciate professionalism, attention to detail and delivery on time, you won't be disappointed.
Marg Green
Derek has offered amazing service from initial measure & design to installation, which he did himself. Couldn't be happier with my new kitchen.
Cathy Zeiger