Men’s fur­ni­ture hits the store

Myrtleford Times - - News -

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.

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