Michael DiLuvio began working in a cabinet shop as a boy. He learned to make custom kitchen cabinets as an employee, then a s a full partner. He opened his own single man operation woodworking shop in Louisa where he has worked for the past 6 years.
Michael is influenced by the “Craftsman Style” of furniture that came out of the Arts and Crafts revival from 1890-1910. Michael uses joinery as his central theme in his designs and uses mortise and tenon joinery as well as contrasting inlay and detailing. He likes to use local hardwoods and buys his lumber from individual sawyers and saw mills in the region of Kentucky where he lives. He is a traditional cabinetmaker and he now considers himself as more of an artist working in the realm of wooden furniture. Walnut is his favorite wood.
Michael’s work has a rubbed oil finish and he recommends using Pledge polish or a light Carnauba wax.
Michael’s work can be found at the Promenade Gallery in Berea and the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea.