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Job Vacancy: Woodshop Sales Person (Saturday)

Job Vacancy      Counter sales/ Customer Service (Part Time – Saturdays). We are keen to meet you if you share our values…..…...CARE for our environment….. RESPECT for people’s journey towards working…...LOVE of all things wood. We’d like you to join us to work if you...

Oxford Wood Recycling

Oxford Wood Recycling is a social enterprise providing an environmentally friendly alternative to a skip for producers of wood waste in Oxfordshire, West Buckinghamshire and most of Berkshire. We specialise in recovering reusable materials from the waste collected, which provide local DIYers and woodworking enthusiasts with a sustainable source of low cost timber. See the Wood Shop album to get an idea of the materials we can offer. For waste wood producers, we can provide you with a comprehensive waste audit detailing the destination of all of your waste, which you may be required to have to comply with recent legislation governing the disposal of waste. For wood users, we have an ever changing array of both ordinary and unusual materials. From raised beds to garden sheds, floorboards to firewood, bookshelves to storage boxes or workshops to wine racks. If you can make it from wood our low cost, high quality supplies are sure to fit the bill.
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Oxford Wood Recycling7 hours ago
A fantastic team effort has unloaded the scaffs in record time, and amazingly we have manged to for them all into the store.
I've now time to show you the latest arrival of live edge hardwoods, with planed planks of ash, oak and beech in abundance.
We've also got two racks full of (damp) 18mm ply sheets and our cable drum collection continues to grow.
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#hardwoodtimbersupplies #waneyedgetable #liveedgeshelf #naturaledgetimber #rustichomedecor #oak #ash #beech #plywood #cablereel #teamwork #somuchwood
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Oxford Wood Recycling9 hours ago
We are mob-handed this morning with the whole team assembled, in readiness to unload this wagon load of 1200 (!!!) scaffolding boards.
There are loads of different lengths available, from 1.2 up to 3.9m, so it'll be awhile before we run out.
Price remains the same at £4.50/m - but don't phone just now, we're only half way through unloading them!
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#scaffoldplanks #scaffoldshelves #reclaimedfurniture #teameffort #allhandsondeck #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Our fantastic volunteers have been busy this week de-nailing loads of lovely wide planks taken from pallets. Some of the boards are up to 30cm wide!
We've also picked up some ply sheets and off-cuts, plus this smart little gate.
Meanwhile in the workshop we've been getting to grips with the planer, and have discovered the hidden beauty in some hardwood pallet bearers!
Thursday night is late night opening as usual, so you've until 8:00 to get in a grab anything you need.
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#wideboards #shelving #reclaimedwood #plywood #gardengate #hardwoodoffcuts #birch #eucalyptus #oxfordwoodrecycling #latenightopening
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Bring a Scandinavian element to your home or garden with these handy crates - according to the print on them they were Made in Sweden!

They're all a reasonable size to become a planter or log store, but dog beds, compost bins, tool stores or children's playhouses are other uses we have seen in the past. £12-£15 each.
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#woodenboxes #storagebox #planters #playhouse #whatwillyoumake #reclaimedwood #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Now sold!

Here's a treasure, which came attached to some wood we collected!
This vintage 9" Woden bench vise is in full working order and is a superbly hefty piece of kit with plenty of life left in it.
Alternatively it could be used to add rustic character to the home environment too.
Only one available, for £35, so if you're keen to grab it do give us a call!
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#woden #benchvise #workshop #vintagehome #heavydutytools #therestreasureeverywhere #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
After noting the recent lack of cable drums, it was inevitable that we'd immediately pick up a few more...here they are, two heavy duty specimens in vent good condition.
Sizes as shown we'd like £40 each please, and can deliver up to 30 miles for a scale of fees (send us your postcode for a quote).
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#cabledrumseat #cabledrumtable #gardentable #gardenfurniture #gardenfeature #reclaimedwood #upcycling #reducereuserecycle #oxfordwoodrecycling

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CLOSED Wood Recycler (Driver/Wood collector)

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Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

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CLOSED Vacancy: Wood Recycler (Driver and wood collector)

NOW CLOSED.   Job Vacancy  Wood Recycler (Driver and wood collector).  Salary £18,076  Full time – 40 hours.  We are keen to meet you if you want to change the world! ….. and if you are a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working outside, have a clean...

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CLOSED Vacancy: Sales Executive

NOW CLOSED. Sales Executive (Part time) A Part-Time (2 days) Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension. Salary £20,000 (pro rata) plus commission on sales. Flexible working available. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) is a locally well-known social...

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