Men’s furniture hits the store
INSIDE Outback in Myrtleford is now stocking top quality furniture made by a group of passionate craftsmen.
Items made by members of the Myrtleford’s Men’s Shed are now being sold at the store with many of their creations not looking out of place among the mass-manufactured items also on display.
So far the Men’s Shed has provided a wide range of furniture including a red gum outdoor bar table with stools, a coffee table, outdoor folding chairs, and garden tables as well as multi-sized dog kennels.
“It’s not something we have done before so it is a bit of a trial at the moment but we have got some great stuff in there,” Myrtleford Men’s Shed member Kevin Dinneen said.
“We just thought it may as well be sitting in there and be up for sale instead of just plonked away in our storage shed.”
Men’s Shed president Fred Neal said the craftsmanship was top class and some items could easily sell for much more than their price tag.
“It’s really top grade quality,” he said.
“If it doesn’t go right away I’m sure it all eventually will.”
Profits from sales will go back into the shed with Mr Neal earmarking further upgrades to tools and their working space as possible uses for the money.
Inside Outback owner Natasha Ivone said the store was always happy to help out local groups like the Men’s Shed.
“We had a guy in from out of town the other day, and he couldn’t believe it when I told him the items were made by the Men’s Shed,” she said.
“He just said that our Men’s Shed must be a lot better than the one in his town.”
The Myrtleford Men’s Shed is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 3pm with blokes of all ages welcome to head along.