Wood opens shed doors

Kwinana Courier - - News -

SOME strik­ingly unique pieces of wooden fur­ni­ture will go un­der the ham­mer this Novem­ber to mark the launch of new premises for the Kwinana Men’s Shed.

The pieces are on dis­play at the Kwinana Mar­ket­place and are all made from qual­ity tim­bers sourced from 1950s homes in Med­ina due for de­mo­li­tion.

Kwinana Men’s Shed pres­i­dent Eli­jah Wy­att said it was an ex­cit­ing new chap­ter for the group.

“We wanted to use all the tim­ber; Med­ina is an old set­tle­ment and some of the blocks are be­ing sub­di­vided for modern homes,” he said.

“There is some qual­ity tim­ber.

“We have pieces made from posts that held up some of those old homes; they would have just been headed for the tip oth­er­wise.

“This auc­tion marks and launches the open­ing of our shed at Kearns Gar­den and Hard­ware Sup­plies in Med­ina.”

He said the shed would in­tro­duce new ideas and new ac­tiv­i­ties.

“There will be phases to the new shed; we will pro­mote it as a so­cial hub, a place to help and pro­mote health and well­be­ing first and fore­most,” he said.

“Af­ter the auc­tion, it will open and we will be tak­ing mem­ber­ships.

“Then we will in­tro­duce six-week train­ing cour­ses for the pub­lic, show­ing peo­ple how to make their own fur­ni­ture and do home main­te­nance.”

“There will be aquapon­ics and once es­tab­lished, we will hold re­treats for our mem­bers.”

“It’s a new start and we are feel­ing ex­cited and pos­i­tive for the fu­ture.

“I just re­ally want to thank Kwinana Mar­ket­place cen­tre man­age­ment for giv­ing us this space in the shop­ping cen­tre to dis­play the pieces and hold the auc­tion.

“Rod Knowles, from Perth Auc­tions, is kindly giv­ing up his time to do the auc­tion for us at no charge.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the auc­tion, visit perthauc­tions.com.au or the dis­play at the shop­ping cen­tre.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Kwinana Men’s Shed pres­i­dent Eli­jah Wy­att.

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