Kit Version of The Shed – Build it yourself


This is KIT of a Shed model that you can build yourself.

It is NOT pre-built, and it’s not IKEA – you’ll need a drill, some glue and a hammer.

It contains all the pieces needed to make yourself a Street Library. It includes:

  • high quality nickel plated steel fixings
  • 3mm tough perspex door window
  • pre cut high quality marine grade plywood for extra durability and longer life
  • dressed pine door parts, ready for assembly

We call the “The Shed”, because… well, all good things happen in Sheds. That, and the Mens’s Shed in Kuringai originally designed them for us.


19 in stock (can be backordered)

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This is a KIT version of The Shed.

You’ll have to build it yourself – it requires a few tools, like a drill, a hammer and some glue.

It’s not IKEA – but it’s pretty easy to do. 

They feature high quality nickel plated steel fixings, marine quality plywood for a longer life, and an easy to paint door with removable 3mm tough perspex.

Once you’ve made your order, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to build it – put aside half a day, without painting.

Why “The Shed”?

We call the “The Shed”, because the Mens Shed designed and organised to make them. Tony Varrell and his crack team of carpenters include (all over 80, mind you) Ross,George, Gordon (90), Theodore and Bruce. Thanks again lads.

Your purchase supports our mission to re-connect communities through literacy across Australia. We’ll also email you a guide to promoting your library with some tips and tricks for ensuring it is a success.

Finishing your library.

The library is not yet weatherproof and must be protected with at least two coats of paint or varnish to ensure it lives a long and generous life.
(Models shown may already be painted – your library is NOT painted)

We recommend securely fixing your library to your property ensure it does not topple and to hinder would be thieves and advantageous mischiefs.


This 8KG package is 53cm x 55cm x 6cm in size and arrives at your door in 1 – 2 weeks.

The Men’s Shed Story

The Shed holds an important place in Australian culture. It can be a reservoir of memories, experiences, a place to share skills and to socialise. We’ve all read reports which tell us that good health is based on many factors including self esteem, feeling productive and valuable to society, having social relationships and being active.

Many retired people have had to downsize their living arrangements, often resulting in their personal space, usually the garden shed or workshop, being lost.

So the idea of a Community Workshop was born. Here you can come and share a fantastic variety of tools and equipment, still pursue their interests in pastimes and hobbies, spend time with others of similar interests, learn new skills or use tools for the first time – or keep old skills honed and productive.

Find out more about the mens shed here

Additional information

Weight 9 kg
Dimensions 56 x 53 x 36 cm

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