Chairman John Norman said the main aim of the group, which currently has 20 members, was developing �mateship�.
�We observe each other�s health and wellbeing as well as providing support for each other,� Mr Norman said.
He said the idea for the shed had begun with a conversation between Gill Durham and John Corbett, who had a common interest in woodworking and men�s welfare.
�After many conversations and meetings, a small steering committee was formed in early 2011, resulting in the Northern Men�s Shed officially opening on 12 November, 2011,� Mr Norman said.
He said the premises was a fully equipped woodworking and joinery shop where they made a number of items including model cars, dump trucks, chopping boards and stools.
�As well as general woodworking, we carry out wood turning and intarsia,� he said.
He said they were involved with community and local government bodies, including Marangaroo aged care facility Juniper John Bryant, the Wanneroo Museum and the City of Joondalup.
�Importantly, we also make things for ourselves,� he said.
�The benefit of these activities are learning new skills from others and then becoming proficient in those skills.
�Our activities are designed to promote social interaction, which in turn creates a happy and jovial environment.�
He said the shed, which was mostly funded by the owners of the unit, Helen and Gill Durham, was also supported by local businesses.
On Monday, Kingsway Financial Services donated $1000 towards a defibrillator.
�We consider this item to be very important, as nearly all of us are retired,� he said.
�This equipment will provide us with the next best thing to professional help should we need to use it.�
For more information about the shed, at unit 3/50 Paramount Drive, call Mr Norman on 0417 849 509.