The rural Cabinet Maker was probably rather different to their City counterparts, and rather than producing the fine furniture much sought after by the well off,  their products tended to be functional more than aesthetically pleasing.

Nonetheless, the rural furniture makers developed styles of their own and the skill required was considerable.

They worked each piece from start to finish, using hand tools and their own knowledge of how to use wood, and in fact the rural Cabinet Maker probably survived the arrival of machinery after the industrial revolution much better than the city Cabinet Makers.  (Apart of course, from those outstanding makers such as Thomas Chippendale and Thomas Sheraton!)