About our shed
Knox Woodies exists:
- To provide a suitable place for persons with a common interest in working with wood;
- To pursue woodworking interests in a manner that is safe, minimising the risk of injury;
- To provide a place to socialise with other persons sharing a common interest of working with wood;
- To foster communication amongst members to achieve excellence in design and craftsmanship;
- To facilitate participation in community support services.
ArrayAlthough the club is one big family, all members have their own reason for joining KDWC.
Some members make toys for disadvantaged kids, whilst others specialise in Turning Bowls or Pens and others might dedicate their talents to making fine or rustic furniture.
There are also those that join simply to complete the myriad of jobs around the house. All welcome!
Six main activity groups, other than general time for personal projects:
- Rocking Horses
- Toy/Gift Making
- Furniture Making
- Kidz Korner kits for assembly by young people.
Find another shed in your area
— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds