Stephen Spooner began S. A. SPOONER in 1998 after a five-year apprenticeship with James Longley & Co Ltd in West Sussex. In his time at James Longley, Stephen worked on several large contracts, including the refurbishment of Arundel castle and the restoration of time interiors of Hampton Court Palace after their destruction by fire in 1986.

After redundancy, Stephen worked as a journeyman, travelling between workshops until finally starting his own business with a workshop of his own. Since then, Stephen has established himself as a well respected craftsman and is well known for providing some of the finest traditional joinery work throughout Sussex.

Stephen‘s vision is to provide one off and small batch commissions - combining several craft disciplines to the highest of standards and will take every project from first consultation, through manufacture, to final installation; and put traditional quality into every detail.

The woods used, style of work and type of project are based on the customer’s own requirements, and the finished pieces are tailored to their taste, needs and budget. Either furniture, kitchens, period fittings or a folly - everything is supplied with good old fashioned quality service.

Stephen is also a member of the Sussex Guild; a group of professional designers and makers of fine contemporary and traditional craftwork who have been selected for their high degree of skill and creativity. Click on the logo to find out more.


Stephen's expertise means he can take care of any of your joinery requirements around Sussex, whether you are a private client, designer, architect or tradesperson. He has also completed heritage work in the past. Some of his services include: traditional and contemporary woodwork, joinery, carpentry, woodcarving, cabinet making, bespoke furniture, fitted furniture, veneering, polishing, restoration, woodturning, oak gates, doors, kitchens, staircases and fireplaces.

Please feel free to contact Stephen on 01444 882820 should you require his services. His workshop can be found at Unit 1, Twineham Lane, Twineham Place Farm, Twineham, West Sussex, RH 17 5NP. Visits are by appointment only. Please feel free to browse Stephen's Portolio by using the links at the top of this page.