Craft maker : John Hawkins

Cute wooden tables and nesting boxes for local wildlife are just a couple of the projects keeping resident John Hawkins busy these days.


A member of the woodworking team who meet regularly at the Nature’s Edge Buderim work shed, John says there are many benefits to his newfound hobby.


“I love working with timber, it’s very relaxing and there is a really good camaraderie between the guys. It fills in your day quite nicely,” says John.


Having officially opened a few months ago, most of the equipment in the shed has been donated by the residents of Nature’s Edge Buderim. There is even an old spinning wheel, which has been lovingly restored by John and will be for sale at the Arts and Crafts Expo.


Not only does the shed provide a lively shared workspace and a great way to meet other like-minded residents, its members are also doing their bit for the environment by crafting timber nesting boxes to entice some additional native wildlife.


“It’s really great to see the nesting boxes being put to good use and supplementing areas where the birds and animals can nest,” he says.


“I’m sure the local sugar gliders, possums and rainbow lorikeets will appreciate the well-designed ready-made nesting hollows provided by the community’s nature loving residents.”


A collection of John’s timber occasional tables will be available to purchase at the Arts and Crafts expo.

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