What do women do at the Shed?

We learn! We encourage. We help each other to renovate furniture, build garden benches and we contemplate our next project. And there is laughter as we work on our projects and chat (as long as no-one is drilling or sawing!).

Women are also welcome to come in and enjoy the company of other members over a cuppa or a quiet time in the library.

As the photos scroll on your screen you will see the items that members have made. There are native bee hotels, birds shaped from scrap wood that are excellent garden ornaments, garden benches, Adirondack chairs, coffee tables, renovated tables and chairs. There’s a renovated and much loved toy pram used by at least 2 generations of children. There are mosaiced pots, tables and plant stands. The items in the photos have served to teach us many things.

Christmas birds

How to use:
– drop saw, scroll saw, band saw and hand saw;
– orbital sander, palm sander, belt sander and sandpaper;
– electric drill and driver.

How to choose:
– drill bits – counter sink or not?
– dowell join or glue & screw or both? – can never be too careful!

A work in progress: sanding a coffee table

– to clamp or not to clamp .. that is a question too.

How to plan and measure up to:
– build a coffee table
– renovate a garden table
– make a pot plant stand to fit the pot!

What do women do at the Shed? .. we learn, have fun, create and accept and encourage each other.
We welcome you to our shared space.




MOSAIC WORKSHOP : 5 TUESDAYS OVER 6 WEEKS *** DATES : AUGUST 13, 20, 27 and SEPTEMBER 10 & 17, SEPTEMBER 3 is an evening off _ _ _ _ *** TIME: 6 to 9pm *** PARTICIPANTS: Min 5, Max 8 *** COST: $10 per session ie $50 for series of 5 workshops *** INCLUDES: use of tools, powder glue, grout and tiles *** SUFFICIENT materials for first small project provided. *** LOCATION: 567 Smollett St, ALBURY NSW 2640 *** BOOKING ESSENTIAL: RSVP TUE 6 AUGUST *** CONTACT BY EMAIL: alburywomensshed@gmail.com

What do we pay for membership?

Annual Membership fee $30.00 – membership is required for you to be covered by insurance in the case of an accident, the annual fee pays for the insurance cover

Session fee $2.00 (for each visit) – paid each visit to the Shed, goes toward the cost of consumables eg screws, glue, nails, sandpaper

Formal Project workshop fees are based on costs – so each workshop will be a different fee, as an example a recent mosaics workshop cost $10 per session for a total of $50 for the 5 sessions, a previous workshop to make a coffee table from pallets cost $5 per session for 4 sessions for a total of $20
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