My great-great-grandfather Charles Frazer, a 'wild Irish republican' according to family folklore, was a master cabinet-maker in Tasmania. He was very cagey about his roots about which nothing reliable is currently known. If I could find records relating to his apprenticeship, possibly in Ireland, that would be a huge help.
I think I may have lucked out on this search. I found this book: Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to ...
A quick look in the appendix shows an alphabetical listing of Irish cabinet makers; some in the 1700's. The actual book looks pretty interesting; I might get one for myself.
You can find out more about the book a preview here: https://books.google.ca/books?id=gL4d2gitz2oC&pg=PA286&lpg=PA286&dq=Cabinet+Maker+apprenticeship+records+-+Ireland&source=bl&ots=uqbSLBHG-S&sig=ACfU3U0dqbkpBedICSeIkd34AC-DrDlyLQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjuqviN_rbpAhUKmeAKHZrTDWEQ6AEwAHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=Cabinet%20Maker%20apprenticeship%20records%20-%20Ireland&f=false
The site says the book is available from Amazon and Chapters.Indigo