Rent-A-Bench (Sundays) - On Request

Detailed description

As part of our ongoing mission to support and inspire creative reuse and repair, we have space available at our woodworking workshop in Redfern for members of the community to work on projects of their own. If you have something that needs fixing, or something you want to make with reclaimed timber, you should get in touch with our Woodworks team and take advantage of our workshop space.

How it works:

Get in touch with our Woodworks team to talk about your project and find out about bench availability. You can message us for more information. Let us know what you are excited about and we will help you out. Bench space is paid for by the hour. On your first day you will get an induction to the space and equipment. From there, you will have access to our tools and equipment and some storage space. Just like at any gym, you will need to share and coordinate equipment use with the staff and other Rent-a-Benchers.

You don’t need to be a woodworking expert, but if it is your first time we do encourage you to take one of our basic courses, either as part of our Tricks of the Trade program or through Sydney Community College.

We request you contact us 48 hours in advance of your booking to ensure availability

How to find us:

The workshop is located at

107 Redfern St. Redfern, NSW

Access is via Turner St.

Contact us for more information


Sunday: 1-5pm (We can open from 9am only if there's is enough demand -min 6 bookings)

Saturdays and

Public holidays on request

(minimum of 3 bookings)

You get access to:

• A workbench of your own

• A large assortment of handtools, power tools, and woodworking machines.

• Some materials and consumables

• Guidance or assistance from our Workshop Manager and staff

Before payment if finalised, you must confirm with our woodworks staff as to the availability of the benches, time frame, and suitability of the project.

Terms & conditions

-Must wear close toed shoes at all times in the workshop.

-Must sign in and out with every use of the space.

-Must abide by all requests made from the Workshop Manager or other Bower staff.

-Must use appropriate safety equipment at all times, and not use the space or equipment until an appropriate induction has been conducted by Bower staff regardless of previous experience.

-Must use 95% secondhand materials.