The woodshop is an integral part of the Bower’s operations.

It’s here we create bespoke furniture, repair donated items and run workshops. It’s also the home of Rent-a-Bench, where you can work on a project of your own, with the assistance of a skilled Bower staff member.

Rent-a-Bench allows you to use the Bower’s workshop, have access to our tools and to have the guidance of a skilled woodworker. If you have a project but no space to work on it, or no confidence to do it on your own, this is for you.

Time slots are four hours minimum, charged at an hourly rate. You can book Rent-a-Bench at the following times:

Friday 1-6pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday 1pm-5pm

To learn more about Rent-a-Bench, and to book time at our woodshop, please email woodworks@bower.org.au

After you have spoken with our Woodshop manager, you can book time below.


Rent-A-Bench per hour




Bower Bespoke is our program to create bespoke wood furniture for private clients and for our stores. We accept commissions and produce furniture based on client’s ideas and specifications, using top quality recycled materials. We also design our own pieces, which are sold at our Marrickville and Parramatta shops, as well as in our eBay store.

To enquire about a commission from Bower Bespoke, email us at woodworks@bower.org.au