Beginners Guide to Woodwork: Build A Tui Feeder and A Starling Nesting Box
NO experience needed. All Materials provided.
Your Master Craftsman for the day is Denis Wood
Date: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Time: 9:00 – 4:00pm
Cost: Standard $125 + $30 Materials Cost
Early Bird $110 + $30 Materials Cost
Venue: Classes at The Shed Project
20 Tongariro Street, Paraparaumu Village.
(See map at bottom of page)
Barbeque lunch provided
Total Materials $30.00 and bring an empty wine bottle.
Beginners Woodwork: 1-day Tui Feeder and a Starling Nesting Box
Treat yourself, your children and or Grandies to nature close-up.
STARLING NESTING BOX:
Build this in class then build 3 or 4 at home. Place around your property for a wonderous nature lesson in spring.
Dimensions: Approx. 30cm at apex x 15cm wide x 25 cm deep (Generous size).
Mix up some sugar water, fill the bottle, slot it above the dish... and the Tuis and other honeyeaters will come!
Dimensions: 150mm wide x 310mm deep (including perch) x 480mm high
The Shed Project was formed in 2014 with a vision to create an inclusive society, irrespective of abilities where all people are valued as contributing members of their community. The Project provides work experience, skills training, creative art, woodworking skills, kapa haka and percussion programs, fitness, social and recreational events.
Guiding this vision is the work and passion of Denis Wood. He describes his journey as starting with fostering a child with very special, high needs, many years ago.
It’s important to Denis that the project is self-sustaining, to this end there is a local Op Shop and goods are sold on Trade Me. The large, impressive shop space is attached to the workshop, filled with all types of household and garden goods. Art work and items created by Project members are also on sale.
Denis has been involved with wood work/carpentry for over 30 years. He has been a Project Manager in the UK for big commercial building projects and has frequently had to fill in for those at work, under taking all manner of maintenance, from fixing a shower to electrical repairs. He has completed multiple carpentry courses along the way. After moving to NZ, he worked for a local Property Maintenance business for many years.
In NZ he has worked with the disenfranchised, often in connection to WINZ, teaching, training and providing work experience in building houses.
This work has progressed forward to developing the Shed Project, where Denis continues to win awards for services to the people he mentors at the Shed Project.
Although Denis has aspired to hold community courses, the Kapiti Summer School is the first paid adult teaching role he has agreed to - and now he is really looking forward to working with eager and willing adult participants.
Sign up for a course with Denis, you’ll take home more than a piece of garden art.