Kendall Men's Shed Inc members are working around the clock to complete Christmas orders of wooden furniture

The Christmas orders are on their way for members of the men's shed. Photo: Kendall Men's Shed Inc.
The Christmas orders are on their way for members of the men's shed. Photo: Kendall Men's Shed Inc.

Kendall Men's Shed Inc has the look and feel of Santa's Workshop as members work around the clock to complete Christmas orders of wooden furniture.

The volunteer group, which operates from Kendall Showground, are writing their order list and checking it twice, each Tuesday from 9am and Thursday from 9am to fulfill a flurry of festive orders.

Vice president Greg Hedley said members have experienced an increase in orders for wooden furniture in time for Christmas.

"At the moment we are flat out building the seats that we have advertised, because we have been absolutely overwhelmed with orders," he said.

"We had orders for 25 singles, four tables and 17 double seats so we will be flat out getting them done for Christmas for people.

"We only work one and half days a week so we have a couple of teams working on them. The wooden products look good, they are solid, people like buying local from the men's shed and perhaps they are listed a bit cheap.

"Starting from scratch we cut out the arms and legs for chairs from landscaping sleepers, shape them, sand them and cut the other pieces. We can generally put together a double chair in half a day if everything is ready.

"It's been absolutely manic at the shed in the last month. People like to buy handmade things for Christmas and it keeps us busy."

The men's shed is also supplying serving boards gifts for real estate agencies in Port Macquarie.

"People often to come into the shed and notice how much equipment we have or how many blokes are working. It's a hive of activity," Mr Hedley said.

The club is also organising a garage sale in the lead up to Christmas on December 18.

A Kendall Men's Shed member with a new compound Mitre Saw purchased using grant funding. Photo: Kendall Men's Shed Inc.

A Kendall Men's Shed member with a new compound Mitre Saw purchased using grant funding. Photo: Kendall Men's Shed Inc.