Wood opens shed doors
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.
Kwinana Men’s Shed president Elijah Wyatt.