Toolbank Workshops

Toolbank sanding

Toolbank workshopStory by Jenny Tibbles

Sheffield Community Toolbank, based in Abbeyfield House, has been around for a long time, but thanks to funding from Sheffield City Council, we’ve been able to start expanding our service. One of these developments is to pilot some workshops.

On 14th December, we ran a ‘wooden items up-cycling’ workshop, where people could bring small wooden furniture items, which needed repairing or a bit of ‘TLC’ to bring them back to a good condition. If people didn’t have their own items, we had a couple spare that needed work!

The day was a great success with people working on chairs, small tables, wooden boxes and bathroom cabinets. Dean and our great volunteers offered assistance and we used tools and the Toolbank itself for some power sanding! Everyone went home with a much improved item.

We are looking at developing more workshops and would love to know what people would be interested in. You can drop us a line by email at or just drop in to the Toolbank, at the back of Abbeyfield House, on Saturday mornings, 10am to 12pm. We’d love to see you.

Toolbank sanding