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Umina Men's Shed takes on variety of projects

A seat for the community garden, a book library for a cafe, a wedding arch and a raffle barrel have all been among the projects undertaken by the Umina Beach Men's Shed in January.

The raffle barrel arrived, it looked like it had a hard life, said secretary Mr Vic Brown.

"But a helping hand of TLC and new coat of paint and it's ready to start the year in style."

He said a Umina cafe approached the Shed to make a Book Library.

"Several members have joined in the task of cutting, assembling, priming and painting and the metal area produced the mounting post."

Mr Brown said some large, saw-milled cuts of timber, nicely seasoned were delivered to the Shed with a request for a garden seat to be created out of them for the Community Garden.

"The timber was cut and a solid garden seat and delivered it back to the garden that morning."

Following this, the father of a "bride to be" wanted some railway sleepers to be cut and bolted to meet his design for a "wedding archway".

"The Dad was delighted with the finished job, providing the Shed with a worthwhile donation," Mr Brown said.

"The lads loaded Dad's van with the items cut and finished ready for assembly, the same morning that they originally arrived."

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