Dog House

Your Community Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn how to turn a wooden bowl, make a frame for a mirror, carve a duck decoy, or develop your woodworking skills? There is a workshop in Geeveston that can help you to achieve this…

It has acquired three names, Geeveston Community Workshop, the Dog House and Geeveston Men’s Shed, but they are all the same place, located at the Geeveston Community Centre at 9B  School Road in Geeveston directly opposite to Huon FM.

It is different from other Men’s Sheds in that it is open to both men and women over the age of 18, even having a dedicated Women Working with Wood session.

Wide range of machinery and tools

Unlike other sheds, the Dog House is free for users.  There is no membership fee, no daily use charges and no cost for consumables such as sandpaper and screws. The Dog House contains some specialised woodworking machinery that most people do not have in their home workshops or sheds.  These include a wide board sander and spindle sander.  It also has all the customary equipment such as band saw, table saw, wood lathes, jointer, thicknesser and a wide variety of portable power tools and hand tools.

Over the past two years, formal courses have been offered free of charge in woodturning, lead lighting, and wood carving. 

Workshop creations

From small to large projects welcome

Speciality machinery

The Dog House is open Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Drop by and discuss your intended woodworking project with one of the three supervisors Terry, Myles or Ross.

There is a small amount of speciality craft timber and Radiata pine boards available to all, but if you have a larger project in mind we ask that you bring your own timber.

For additional information, contact the friendly team at the Geeveston Community Centre or watch our video about the Dog House here or below.


Women Working with Wood

In 2019, a small number of women approached Geeveston Community Centre to request use of the community shed to learn new skills in woodworking. We have set aside each Friday for ‘Women Working with Wood;’ a safe space for women to connect and empower each other through skill development and the creation of beautiful items for sale and personal use.  

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The Community Workshop (Dog House) is affiliated with the Australian Men’s Shed Association and the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association. In 2019 the shed had over 582 attendances with community members undertaking a wide range of tasks from social visits to utilising the wide range of machinery.


Community workshop

Open to both men and women aged over 18 years of age


Free Access

There is no membership fee or usage fee, just come and enjoy access to a wide range of tools and machinery.


Wide range of tools and machinery

From your workshop standard tools to speciality machinery we have what you need for basic to advanced jobs.

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