Men's Sheds have established themselves all around Tasmania but one shed in Ross is offering a unique option - a She Shed.
The women meet fortnightly and take on their own woodworking projects, with members travelling from as far away as Epping Forest and Avoca to attend.
Ross She Shed organiser Candy Hurren said she attended the men's shed in the early mornings to utilise their machinery for two years before the woman-focused initiative began.
"We had a meeting and some women said they wanted to come along but I was the only one going for two years," she said.
"So I asked if we could have our own day to work on things.
"That was more than two years ago."
The group has about four regular attendees and a pool of about 12 who attend sporadically.
Ms Hurren said it provided the women a support unit and a place to gather to share some good laughs.
"They enjoy it and they sometimes surprise themselves with what they can make," she said.
"It's wonderful if they want to get into it, it's just something different.
"Some may not have a male in their life to do the projects and this makes them feel like they can accomplish anything."
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She said everyone was welcome, even if they did not want to use the machinery or to woodwork, to come along for the support and the afternoon tea.
"One woman comes in just to knit," Ms Hurren said.
"Another brings along her craft stuff and sits in the workshop."
The group has made a range of products based on what each member wants or needs, Ms Hurren said the members were free to make what they wanted.
"We make a range of things, I've made shelving, bird houses, bowls and Tassie Devils," she said.
"Another has made benches for her garden, a Christmas tree and others are fixing old chairs or building picture frames."
The shed also works with the Campbell Town and District Men's Shed to host specific woodworking workshops.
The group will have a stall at the Northern Midlands Community Expo on March 21.
A yearly membership is $25 and it's a fortnightly payment of $5 to cover all the materials used.
The group meets each fortnight at 9 Bond St, Ross on Thursdays between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
To find out more or to join visit the She Shed Ross, Tasmania Facebook page or call 0411 290 444.
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