Build Your Own Work Bench

Next Available: Sat, 19 May 8:00AM
9.0 hours


She Skills workshops are designed by women, for women.  We want you to feel confident enough to imagine, design and create great things.  

In this full day class you will learn how to design and custom build your own work bench, using a range of power tools including a drill, impact driver, circular saw, drop saw and jig saw. Benches can be built up to a maximum size of 2400mm X 600mm (2.4m X 0.6m). You decide the size of the bench according to the space in your home. Castors can be added should you wish to make your work bench mobile. We can arrange for transport to get your bench home (at your cost), or you disassemble the bench to transport it in your car. We are happy to store your bench for a week or so if you can't arrange your own transport on the day.

Come along and build your own bench or bring your friend, sister, flatmate, mother, daughter or partner and build a bench together.

We teach in a safe, encouraging and social environment with other like minded women.  You shouldn't expect to go home an expert, but you will gain an insight into what's possible with practice!!  

She Skills is building a community of confident and capable women, who are happy to get outside their comfort zone and take on a challenge.  

We are proud members of the Maker Movement.  In a world of rampant consumption and keeping up with the latest trends, the simple art of making something with your own hands can bring you immeasurable pleasure. And if it’s made well, it might just last you a lifetime.

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Class Schedule

This class is 8 hours in duration and takes place on Sunday's at our workshop in Yeronga, Brisbane.

What you will learn
  • How to design and build your own work bench
  • Framing techniques to build future projects
  • Instruction, demonstration and practice using a range of hand and power tools
What you will get
  • Your very own custom built work bench to take home
  • Confidence and skills to imagine, design and create great things
  • Lunch in the shed
  • Tips, tricks and techniques from the experts

What to bring
  • Dimensions for your new work bench
  • We provide all the tools, materials and safety gear. If you've got a drill (or some other tool) at home and you'd like a few pointers on how to use it, feel free to bring it along.
  • A water bottle. It's hot work in the She Shed.
What to wear

Comfortable, well-fitted clothing. Shorts, jeans and a t-shirt. Protective hard top shoes are required to be worn (ie hiking boots, leather joggers). If you don't have your own pair, you can borrow a pair of steel caps from us.

Appropriate for

This workshop is open to women aged 15-115 years, and is suitable for women that have completed our introductory course or have some experience using tools.


She Skills

Vendor since 2016

She Skills is a collaboration between partners in life and work, Meg and Clint Solly, whose creative credentials go way back. Team Solly has been a creative force since 2000, when they met as performers.  

Clint is a qualified furniture tradesperson with 20 years experience building everything from solid timber furniture to theatrical sets.

Meg has been Clint's trusty trades assistant for many years and is now officially an apprentice cabinet maker. Meg has worked on large construction projects around the country.

Together they have years of experience in training people of all ages.  She Skills is a passion project that challenges stereotypes and helps women to find a new confidence to try skills that they previously thought were beyond their capabilities.  

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Cancelling your spot in a class

  • Bookings are final. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking. Cancellations will result in forfeit of payment.
  • In general, bookings are transferrable to a new date (for the same class) provided you give us at least 72 hours notice.
  • You may offer your spot to a friend, we will transfer the booking into their name (you must arrange any transfer of money between yourself and your friend). 
  • Non-attendance under any circumstances forfeits the fee paid and is non-transferable.
  • Cancellation of one-off workshops or workshops that are not held on a regular basis are strictly non-refundable or transferable.

If we cancel a class

  • All classes require a minimum number of bookings to proceed. Minimum numbers vary from class to class. Classes that do not have the required minimum will be cancelled.
  • Participants will be notified 48 hours prior to the start of the class and will be offered the choice of having their spot transfered to the next available class, a credit to be used towards another class or a full refund.
  • If a teacher is unable to attend a class due to illness or other extreme circumstances we will postpone the class to a later date and inform you as early as possible.
  • We can not be held liable for any travel or other costs in the event of a cancellation.
  • We do our best to ensure classes go ahead.

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Terms & Conditions

© 2017 She Skills. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.

Health and Safety

She Skills takes the safety and wellbeing of our students very seriously. We carry public liability insurance and carry out risk assessments prior to every workshop. You understand the inherently risky nature of activities that you will undertake at She Skills and agree to:

  • follow all reasonable instructions given by She Skills personnel/sub-contractors
  • work within your limits and advise She Skills personnel if you are not comfortable performing a task
  • advise She Skills of any illness/injury which may inhibit your ability to undertake the workshop so that we can work together to find a safe alternative to complete the tasks

Social Media

She Skills is focused on increasing and improving the representation of women in non-traditional roles, whether that be in a domestic or vocational capacity. By sharing the images of women of all ages and abilities undertaking tasks that have traditionally been seen as masculine, we believe we are contributing to a future of greater choice for women (and men). We love to take lots of photographs and share them on our social media channels and we love it when our students share too!!

By participating in a She Skills workshop, you understand that your image may be used in She Skills social media, third parties and media and promotional material. However, we also respect your right to privacy, so if you are uncomfortable having your picture taken and shared online, please let the instructor know on the day of your workshop.


By participating in a She Skills workshop, you agree to receive the She Skills newsletter. Don't worry, we hate spam too and we will never share your information with any other organisation. You can unsubscribe at any time

Should you have any questions about any of these terms and conditions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you

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21 February 2018 • Build Your Own Work Bench

Work bench course was AMAZING and lots of fun! I learned at least triple the amount I thought I would. Highly recommend.


15 April 2017 • Build Your Own Work Bench

This is a great day that lets you practice skills and learn new ones. Yes, this class teaches you how to use power tools. Yes, you walk away with an awesome work bench. But for me, the best part of this class is the way it encourages you think differently about building with wood. Your confidence grows and you start to learn how to problem solve.

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