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."
Newsletter, 17 Feb 2022
Vic Brown, Umina Beach Men's Shed