Open Days at benchspace For Cork Craft Month

Front Page of 2017 Cork Craft Month Brochure with images of candles and a bracelet

Benchspace, Cork’s shared access workshop for furniture makers and fine woodworkers, will hold two open studio days as part of Cork Craft Month. Visitors are welcome to look behind the scenes and meet the makers who work at this exciting new maker space. We’re open from 10am to 8pm both days on Friday 11th and […]

The Big New Saw

The Big Saw Installed in the benchspace wood workshop

The Big New Saw We are delighted to announce the arrival of a large format panel saw at the workshop. A very generous supporter has loaned us this machine until we acquire our own, and we’d like to thank them very much for making it available to us. For the woodworker enthusiasts (apologies to everyone […]

Volunteers Complete Doors in a Day

Benchspace's newly fitted front door

We did it. The front door has been removed, a new one made and fitted in one day. It just goes to show what you can do with a little good will and cooperation. To all the volunteers who helped out yesterday, Jan Lojack, Paul O’Brien, Derek Coughlan, Brendan Corcoran, Cian O’Driscoll, Tony Farrell, Peter […]

Call Out For Volunteers Saturday 10th June

Benchspace Old Front Door ready to be replaced

A big thank you to everyone who helped to prepare the Benchspace workshop over the last few weeks. All that cleaning and painting has created a great inside space for our furniture makers. Now we need another effort to make the workshop secure. We’re asking for volunteers this Saturday the 10th of June to help us with […]

Benchspace in #HackForGood at Republic of Work

Evening Echo Newspaper Article with headline "Away in a Hack@ and picture of Sean Breen from benchspace

Hack For Good. Pictured at the #HackForGood event in Replubic of Work are Allan Beechinor of The PATH Trust, Linda Wright of Republic of Work, Padraic Callely of Cork Foundation, and Sean Breen of Benchspace

Benchspace Selected For #HackForGood

Hack for Good poster with Cork Foundation and Republic of Work

Hack For Good. Benchspace is delighted to have been selected to participate in the first Cork HackForGood. Many thanks to the Cork Foundation and Republic of Work for providing this opportunity. Teams of designers will give a complete upgrade to the branding, web sites and social media of the chosen projects, allowing them to tell […]

Evening Echo, benchspace To Open in Cork

Evening Echo Newspaper Article with Headline "Providing a space for furniture makers to work their magic"

Evening Echo, benchspace to open in Cork Fergus Somers and Seán Breen advertising that Benchspace will provide support for start-up furniture makers and specialist woodworkers in its new workshop in Cork.

Call for Expressions of Interest

Ireland’s first shared-access Woodwork Workshop. Industry standard machinery. Dedicated maker-spaces. Collocated workbenches and making classes. Become a part of The Capital of Making. Benchspace is a not for profit shared workshop being established in Cork City. Our goal is to provide affordable access to work benches and professional standard machinery to local furniture makers and […]