Show us your upcycling crafts and makes, and enter our competition to win a prize!
Can you make jewellery from old wire? Make a tent from a duvet? Make garden planters from tyres or pallets? Send us your pictures and enter the competition!
Entries can be constructed from any materials but must include an element of upcycling
Just send us pictures of your makes along with the entry form, tell us how you did it, and your entry will be judged by our panel. We have three categories and prizes:
Children – up to 7yrs – £50 voucher
Children – 8yrs to 17yrs – £50 voucher
Adults – 18 and over – £100 food voucher
Closing date for entries is 5pm on 1st June.
Download the entry pack on the link below. We will only accept entries from Toolshed members with a completed entry form!
Upcycle Competition rules and eligibility
Following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, we are happy to share that the Toolshed will be open for click and collect loans from Saturday April 17th.
We are really looking forward to seeing you all again – safely of course! Strict social distancing, wearing masks and using hand sanitiser will be mandatory, and all tools will be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours before being let out for loan again.
Sign up and book your tools today!
Do you need clothing and toys for your children?
We can help.
We take donated clothing and toys in good condition, package them according to the child’s age and pass the parcel on to families who need them.
If you live within 5 miles of our office in Llanelli, we can deliver the package to your door, or if you live anywhere else in Carmarthenshire, we can arrange for you to collect from our office in Llanelli.
To register, just contact Helen on 07539 881333 or Vanessa on 07960 610907 or email [email protected]
COVID has meant we have not been able to deliver our workshops on a face to face basis, so we have created an online resource for our members to use.
Just take a look here:https://cbsatoolshed.org.uk/our-workshops/ and download and print the instructions to as many projects as you wish!
Are there any projects you would like us to do? Let us know – just click on the contact us page and we will get straight back to you!
Two of the challenges when you are a DIY novice is firstly, knowing which tool to use and secondly, having the confidence to use it! Here at CBSA Tool Shed, we wanted to demonstrate how easy some of the tools are to use and remove some of the uncertainty around them. We are here as a stepping stone, to get people on to the path of Do It Yourself or as we like to call it, Did I? Yes!
We have kept the videos basic in their approach. They are for people who have little or no experience with a drill, a sander or any other power tool before. For example, you might expect a power tool to be noisy but it can still be a shock to the system to begin with! We take you through the basics of the tools to help you get familiar with them before borrowing.
These are the first of a series of videos which will showcase some of the tools CBSA Tool Shed has to loan. If we have a video to accompany a particular tool, it will be noted in the tool inventory so you can watch before deciding if it is the tool for you.
All the videos were filmed at our Llanelli unit and presented by our very own Tool Librarian Ian Butler. He has extensive experience in the building industry and takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for DIY with others. He was very happy to get involved with the videos saying, ‘Getting over the initial fear of using power tools is one of the first steps on the road to DIY. We hope these videos will help people do that’.
You can view the videos on our You Tube page – click here to view
Do you live in Carmarthenshire and are looking for ways to make your limited income go further?
Would you like to save money by improving your home through learning basic DIY and Upcycling skills, and borrow the tools to do it?
Join us for free today!
As long as you live in Carmarthenshire and have a limited disposable income – you can join!
You can now reserve tools online and collect them on a Saturday from our Llanelli workshop!
Reserve your items online by Thursday to make sure we have them in stock, you can loan them for 7 days, and then just return it to us in a good, clean condition the following Saturday. (You can extend the loan if you need it for longer, you can do this online once you have collected the tool)
We sanitise and quarantine all tools for 72 hours on return, and all our staff are COVID safe trained, we use visors or masks, wear gloves and there is hand sanitiser available for staff and members to use when they arrive at the workshop.
We are delighted to announce that we will start to loan tools safely in line with COVID-19 regulations, from the 4th July.
We will be having a phased opening, firstly by opening the Toolshed in Llanelli open every Saturday for collections and returns. Please note that we do not accept any walk ins, tools must be reserved by members only.
Only those that have signed up to the Toolshed online, reserved online and brought suitable ID can loan tools. The tools are all listed on the website, so you can reserve as soon as you join. Just bring ID and proof of eligibility when you collect!
There will be strict social distancing in place, and our staff will be there to help you collect and return tools safely.
We look forward to seeing you all very soon!
We’ve put our website live today and it’s now open for you to sign up to our tool library. You’ll then be able to reserve and borrow tools within the next few days.
We’d love to find out what you think. Let us know what you think we can do to make the site better.