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.

Maybe you have an old piece of furniture that you want to restore, or perhaps you’d like to build something new with timber you’ve salvaged. Projects range from small DIY jobs to large scale, ambitious furniture design. We can help you with all manner of things!

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

Sundays 1pm-5pm


Cancellation policy: Cancellations should be made before 12 midday on Friday, for bookings the following Sunday. Failure to do so will result in the full fee being payable. 

Furniture Repairs bring new life to old pieces. It could be a family heirloom, or something you’ve picked up off the side of the road. We can fix missing legs, wobbly bits, refinish and refurbish.

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 or furniture repair, email us at