Projects and Activities

Many quality items are made by members of Iona West Men's Shed from recycled and donated timber
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We also restore furniture

Wood turning by Alex Dawson

Wood turning by Ken Grady

John and Chris proudly display the Cancer Ward Bell board, donated to Mackay Base Hospital Children's Cancer Ward

Artist's easel - $150


Solid timber red racing car made by Noel - $30

A toddler's stool for the bathroom sink - $45


Christmas reindeer (only $25 each) made by members of the Men's Shed Retirees' Group - (L to R) Peter Cowan, John Winton and Vic Fisher

Solid timber army tank - $30



Toy helicopter $15 (colours may vary)

Children's table and 2 chairs -
with pattern $170.50, without pattern $150.50.
Single chair - with pattern $46.84, without pattern $41.84
Made by the Retirees Group (design by A Grant)


Doll's bed made by the Retirees Group - $45
(design by A Grant)


Lovely toy train sets now available for $40 each

Child’s hobby-horse $30.00, made by Les and Dave from recycled timber
Colour and painting of horses may vary from picture

Above: these pot holders, created by Allen Grant, are available to suit 4 or 6 pots.
Pots shown are terracotta and readily available from several stockists around town.


Truck and bobcat made by Phil - just $35 each


Easels were made by Allen Grant for
Whitsunday Anglican School

'Buddy bench' made from recycled hardwood timber
by Allen Grant & Vic Fisher for a local State school

Spoon case made by Allen Grant from recycled silky oak

Lectern made by Allen Grant from recycled silky oak


Theo & Danny at work installing the power lines to the Shed to connect to 3 phase.

Guest speakers

Yes, we occasionally let women into the Shed! Chris is having a discussion with Edie Weiss, after she spoke on suicide awareness



In late 2010 Porters Hardware store kindly donated some old stock of unassembled chairs to the Men's Shed.

After much discussion and a time of checking out the right fittings, screws and timber, four chairs were slowly assembled the first day, with a fifth being added later on. The chairs stand proudly in the Shed and are used for a coffee break or just to have a chat with a mate.



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