Old timber made new

Eden Men’s Shed member John Ireland presents Pam Sykes with the board made from recycled timber, which Pam’s daughter ordered.

Eden Men’s Shed member John Ireland presents Pam Sykes with the board made from recycled timber, which Pam’s daughter ordered.

Timber shelves from the Killer Whale Museum's old kitchen have been given a new lease of life, thanks to the Eden Men’s Shed.

The material has been used by John Ireland to make an 1100 x 600mm board to be used as part of an outdoor barbecue space.

John Ireland is a retired carpenter and enjoys still being able to use his skills at the men’s shed.

He makes smaller-sized versions of the chopping board for sale at Art on Imlay.

The purchaser saw these boards in the shop and decided to put an order in for a larger one.

The end product is a beautiful mega-sized chopping board made from local hardwood.

The Eden Men’s Shed meets on Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Since it opened seven years ago the shed has proved a popular hub where men from Eden and further afield can regularly gather to apply their skills in creating quality products. 

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