Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Shed opening times?

Normal hours are:
Tuesday 8.30 am - 2.30 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am - 2.30 pm
Thursday 8.30 am - 2.30 pm
Friday  8:00am to 12:00 noon
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Who Can Join?
Membership is available to men over 18.

How much does it cost to join?
The membership fee is $100 per annum.

If you attend Tue, Wed Thur and Sat it works out to be 9 cents an hour. Great deal.

Can women apply for membership?
No … its a Men’s Shed. However women can access several women’s groups, such as the “Women Working With Wood” group @ and the Womens Shed Movement WA

Are there any other expenses or obligations?
Tea and biscuits / cake at morning tea for $1.00 per day
Members are also obliged to assist with fundraising at least
once per year.

25 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions”

  1. Hello men shed Cockburn folk, I have an art project requiring a craft saw with circular blade. I see the shed is open to women for a daily fee on a Saturday mornings. Would this be the kind of thing I could drop in and do? Cheers

  2. Hi Guys, I have a mate who has a nice piece of Marri 880 x 250 x 40 he would like it reduced down to 22mm on a thicknesser are you fellas able to help him out please.

    1. Hi Peter,

      This should not be a problem if you still require that assistance. You can pop along on any of our days we are open. Tues, Wed and Thurs 9-2pm and Sat 9-1pm. Marc Dimmick, Shed Coordinator.

  3. Hi there
    We are hoping that you may be able to build a wooden garden arch for our kindy/pp sensory garden please? Can you please let me know if this is a possibility? Many thanks, Nicole

    1. Hi Nicole,

      We spoke on the phone and the project is on our list. I am hoping someone will be in contact once the weather improves. We just need to look at the project and size.

      Kind regards
      Marc Dimmick
      Shed Coordinator

  4. Hi
    just been looking at the mens shed as I’ve moved to the area recently. I have really limited woodworking skils. do you guys help teach that sorta thing?

    1. Hi Matt,
      Come on down and have a chat. We are open Tues, Wed and Thur from 9-2pm and Sat 9-1pm.

      Marc Dimmick
      Shed Coordinator

  5. Hi Marc, my 13 year old son is struggling at school with the basics, except WOODWORK and METAL WORK in which he excels in. Is there an ability for him to spend some time “working” with experienced people on a Saturday?

    1. Hi,
      That should be ok, he would need to join as a junior member at $42.50 pa. If you pop along on Saturday I can show you both around and we can discuss what you think.

      Kind regards
      Marc Dimmick

  6. Hello men’s shed. I have an old fabulous little train set that is battery run. I’ve replaced the batteries but still no life. Is repairing that sort of thing on your list? I’d really like it fixed and donated to a family.

  7. I am interested in the women’s sessions on Saturday morning.
    Can you please tell me the cost of this session?
    Do I need to bring my own wood ?
    Do you have any project specific things to do or do I chose my own ?

    1. HI, If you call the Shed on their new mobile number 0422 920 948 and talk with Mike. He runs a womans session on Wednesday Nights.

      Marc Dimmick
      Assistant Coordinator

  8. Hi guys
    My husband put together a wooden 2 drawer bedside table but not very well. The drawers are very hard to open. Just wondering if someone would be able to fix it for me please for a fee?
    Regards, Chris

    1. Yes we can sort that out. It would be a matter of bringing the draws down to the shed and Mike or Marc should be able to give you a quote. It usually is not that much as it is more a donation.

      Marc Dimmick
      Assistant Coordinator

  9. Hi there .i am looking at having a mini cart made and if so could i come in on a saturday and have a chat about it ans see if you men are able to make it .
    Kind regards

    1. Hi Simon,

      Happy to have a chat, its just a matter of having someone who is prepared to assist with our saturday member.

      Kind regards
      Marc Dimmick

  10. Hi, my wooden kitchen drawer has come apart, I was wondering if this was the sort of thing that could be looked at by the men’s shed to be fixed? 🙂

  11. Hi Marc, my son is 17 and has just finished year 12. He did very well in woodwork and metalwork in Engineering at school, he might be looking for something to do a few days a week. Can I send him in or would I need to come with him? Thanks CJ

    1. I believe that should be fine. Membership of the Shed is $100 a year. And we are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. – 8:30-2:30 during the week and 8:30-12:30 on Saturday. Speak to Mike during the week or me on Saturday.

  12. Hi Marc, I’m looking to get a “little wooden helper” made for my bub, is there an email I can send a photo to so that I can get a quote?

  13. Hi,

    Do you take donations of tools? We are clearing out our Dads’ shed and there is a very large drill press, scroll saw, drop saw and some other items. Dad loved being in his shed and we would loke these items to be of use to someone.

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