PHOTO/KEVIN BALL

Men’s Shed members: Chairman Murray Campbell, Dougie Hornygold and Matt Nolan are ready for customers at the Masterton Men’s Shed Christmas shop which opened on Monday.

The shop gives the public a chance to buy unique handmade wooden items, ranging from toys to garden equipment.

Based at the Henley Lake HQ, the shop is open every day until Christmas, from 8.30am-midday.

The shed has had a good year, with a roll of 141 members meeting the needs of hundreds of local organisations.

Requests range from an entire child-sized kitchen for a pre-school to replacing lost jigsaw puzzle pieces for kindergartens, and making garden obelisks for the green-fingered.

Several vintage furniture items have also been restored and returned to happy families.