What is Benchspace ?

Benchspace is an open access maker space, we currently concentrate on Woodwork &  Jewellery with a little digital fabrication but are open to exploring hosting all types of makers. We offer space for full time / part time makers as well as offer classes.

How do I become a member ?

We don’t currently offer a yearly membership but Daily/Weekly & Monthly passes are available, contact maeve@benchspacecork.ie for details.

We also offer open making sessions twice a month on Saturday mornings (10am – 2pm) where you can book a bench and work away on your own project. You can book here

What classes do you offer ?

Benchspace Bites : Once a month we offer 4 hour beginner classes for those who are interested in trying woodwork out.

Evening Courses / Weekend Courses : We offer a range of evening courses to suit everyone from the complete beginner to those with experience looking to develop their skills.

What else is on ?

See our Calender for all that’s going on in the workshop or Subscribe to our Mailing list.

What machinery do you have ?

  • Surfacer
  • Thicknesser / Planer
  • Morticer
  • Lathe
  • Disc Sander
  • Pillar Drill / Drill Press
  • Mitre Saw
  • Trend Router (mounted to a table)
  • Panel Saw
  • Band Saw
  • Festool Domino Jointer
  • 80w Laser cutter
  • Various 3D printers.
  • Variety of hand tools

I need to work on a project, can I use the workshop ?

We offer open making sessions twice a month on Saturday mornings (10am – 2pm) where you can book a bench and work away on your own project. You can book here

For full time access, please contact us.

Can I use the machinery ?

All machinery requires safety training and an induction. Unless you have previous training we require you to attend in house training course for the particular machine. For ease, these are divided into two 10 week courses

  • Machine Making 1: Surfacer, Planer/Thicknesser, Band Saw, Domino
  • Machine Making 2: Router Table & Panel Saw

If you need machining done in the meantime, we offer a machining service to get you started (40 p/h, 30 p/h during Open Making sessions for members)

Can I get materials delivered to Benchspace ?

Unfortunately we don’t currently have storage space for projects / materials and we don’t maintain a presence at the workshop constantly during the week.

Can you supply materials ?

We keep a limited stock of plywood at Benchspace, please contact us for availability.

I have another question ?

Feel free to drop us a mail