Cockburn Men’s Shed get new workbench for new premises


Mike Manning (chair of Cockburn Central Men’s Shed) and James Shadbolt (owner Workbench World). Picture: Marie Nirme
Mike Manning (chair of Cockburn Central Men’s Shed) and James Shadbolt (owner Workbench World). Picture: Marie Nirme

THE Cockburn Men’s Shed will have a flash new workbench waiting for it when doors to its new facility open early next year.

The 1.8m long jarrah workbench, valued at $2500, was won by Men’s Shed chair Mike Manning as a door prize for the WA Wood Show held at the Claremont Showground in early August.

Mr Manning said he was over the over the moon with the win.

“It’s in storage at the moment but it will be the first thing people see when they walk into the shed. It will look glorious,” he said.

The bench was built by Myaree’s Workbench World.

Owner James Shadbolt said he could not have been happier to see the bench go to a good home.

“We’ve done work with men’s sheds before and we love what they do,” he said.

“Many people can become isolated when they retire so men’s sheds offer them a place to socialise, hone their skills and feel productive.”