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Old station fuels talent | The West Australian

The saying one man’s trash is another man’s treasure certainly rings true for the members of Bunbury Men’s Shed, who recently opened a new thrifty premises.

The experts in upcycling have taken what was once an old fuel station on Frankel Street and transformed it into a space to sell pre-loved items as well as hand crafted wooden items made in the Bunbury Men’s Shed.

The new shed will also store items for the Men’s Shed which is starting to outgrow the shed on Parade Road, South Bunbury.

“This property was just sitting here doing nothing, so we took the opportunity of grabbing it,” Bunbury Men’s Shed member Peter Finlayson said.

“We’ve just about outgrown our shed so this is helping to ease the pressure and we’re adding to it by including a clearance sale as well.”

As well as pre-loved items the shed will give members of the Men’s Shed a chance to showcase their skills and talent.

“There seemed to be a gap for doing this sort of thing, it gives the guys a chance to showcase what they make at the shed,” Mr Finlayson said.

The pre-loved sale will run on donations from the public and will open once a month.

Donations include household items, books, machinery and electronics, refurbished bikes and much more.

Mr Finlayson said there would also be a space for members of the public to hire a car spot to host their own garage sale on the premises.

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