It’s a pleasure to introduce Chris Boreham, our lead carpenter here at Oxford Wood Recycling. We asked him a few questions about his role and what it is like working here.

Q: How are you finding your new job as lead carpenter at OWR?

A: So far, so good. No woodwork yet but planning out a workshop is fun. Being able to start with an empty space and try to work out where everything needs to be is a challenge.

Q: What is it like in the woodshop?

A: Mostly calm and productive with times of hectic activity.

Q: What interesting things have you been involved in?

A: I helped clear a retired harpsichord makers workshop last week, that was an insight into a craft I know nothing about.

Q: Can you describe a typical day?

A: At the moment it’s mostly helping customers with occasional work on the new workshop.

Q: What is your favourite project you’ve worked on, in or outside the business?

A: Probably building my canoe, that’s been a project that keeps giving me enjoyment, as well as being a learning curve.

If you’d like to hear more from other members of the Oxford Wood Recycling team, keep an eye out on our website or Facebook page.

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