My name is Simon Shard and I run my own joinery business based in Crewkerne, Somerset. I spent fifteen years in the Royal Navy before retraining as a wooden boat builder at the Lyme Regis boat building academy. I completed this course with a mark of distinction. Shortly after graduating, I was invited to exhibit at the European woodworking show.

I have set up a capable workshop and now combine my service attitude & ethics with specialised boat building skills. This gives me the ability to tackle a wider range of work. I work closely with clients assisting in design and offering choice and advice throughout each commission to ensure satisfaction.

Please view my other pages for examples of past work and details of my joinery capabilities. I can provide a no obligation initial consultation and welcome any commissions large or small be they simple, unusual or challenging!  I enjoy the variety & diversity each new customer & project brings.

Steam bending at the European woodworking show

Steam bending at the European woodworking show