Call for Expressions of Interest

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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 designers, particularly to graduates and early career professionals.

We invite applications from:


If you are in the process of starting your own furniture business or practice, we want to hear from you to see how we can help. We want to support full time and part time makers by offering them bench space, use of machinery and membership of a creative and innovative community.

Designers and Creatives

If you would like work with someone from the space, or have some work done for you, then ask us.

Enthusiasts and Learners

If you have an interest in making, particularly wood-based, and you would like to learn more. Perhaps in a structure class, or maybe get help making your own project.

Something Else

If you have an idea we haven’t mentioned then we’d REALLY like to hear from you.

So please contact us. To start the conversation, please tell us:
– Who you are
– How you found us
– What your interest is in this area
– What could we do for you

Our model is evolving, help us build it. Let us know through the Contact Us form below.