After attending an exhibition hosted by the Leisure Lifestyle & Learning Studio (formerly RecConnect), Janet and Gill from the First Fremantle Housing Collective (FFHC) were so impressed with the woodwork on display that they commissioned a custom designed coffee table.
“We came to Rocky Bay with an idea of what we wanted, but not how to create it,” said Janet from the FFHC. “The Rocky Bay studio team worked with us to transform our ideas into a practical and stylish design.”
After discussing dimensions and the best material to use, the woodwork team started work on the table. The materials were cut to shape by Rocky Bay’s woodworker Jeremy, then Malcolm started on the big task of sanding and oiling the table. A modified glove was made for Malcolm enabling him to work on the table independently.
A month later, the staff and residents at the FFHC are delighted with their piece of furniture. “It’s lovely having such an attractive table in the centre of our circle of chairs at our meetings; it creates a warm and inviting space” said Gill.
From tables to chopping boards and everything in between, the woodwork team at RecConnect can bring your ideas to life. “It is heartening to invest in a locally, handmade and beautifully crafted piece of furniture which we will treasure for years to come” says Betty from the FFHC.
Visit our studio to see a range of items for sale or contact Brigitte if you would like your own custom made piece. Items are made by people with disabilities and all proceeds from sales go to Rocky Bay to help optimise the quality of life for people living with disability.