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Vacancy: Sales Executive

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 enterprise...

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 Recycling posted 2 photos.6 days ago
Have you visited us recently seeking plywood sheets? If you couldn't find what you were looking for back then, then now is the time to plan a return trip, as we've just had over 100 used but good sheets of 18mm ply rock up at our shop, and the word on the street is that there is more to come!!
Mostly full size (8'x4') sheets but there are off-cuts as well. Price will vary according to quality but for the most part we are asking £12 each or £100/ten sheets. Local delivery is of course available on top.
Too busy to visit? Then call us on 01235861228 (option 2) and you can buy by phone.

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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 7 photos.1 week ago
We know how much you like it when new stocks of hardwood come into store, yet when they are such stunners as these it's often tempting to keep quiet and just enjoy them ourselves!!
Here in this enticing set of images sit a selection of kiln dried planks that all grew in the UK, and feature ash, oak, yew and elm amongst their number.
With too many shapes and sizes to list them individually, you'll just have to step into our store or give us a call if you'd like to know more.
I can tell you now that I'd happily take every bit home myself this evening if I thought I would get away with it 😁
01235861228 is the usual hotline, in 3,2,1...GO!

#lovewood #growninbritain #naturaledge #naturalbeauty #nativehardwoods #oak #elm #yew #resinproject #homeimprovement #woodworking #shelvingproject #shelves #unique #natural #socialenterprise #solidwood #iwantoneofthose #crafts #create #localbusiness
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Table sized cable drums are sufficiently uncommon here to warrant an excited post for me whenever one does occur! This slightly damp number on the right is 75cm in diameter x 52cm high, and we'd like £25. The cushion topped one on the right is 55 x 60cm, and for the same price ☺️

#cabledrum #cabledrumtable #cabledrumseat #upcycling #repurposed #rusticfurniture #shabbychic #diy #doityourself #socialenterprise #solidwood #oxfordwoodrecycling #oxford #abingdon #savedfromwaste
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.2 weeks ago
Good quality joists, ideal for furniture, raised beds or building work, have become increasingly scarce these days as most new builds rely on glue-lam or other composite timbers. So we are very pleased to say that in the past few days we've been recovering rather a lot of this sort of sought after material.
The 6x2 shown here is mostly in 2.0 - 2.3m lengths and costs £2.50/m. We also have lots of 5x2 at the moment, some up to 3m long, for £1.80/m.

#reclaimedtimber #reclaimedwood #building #construction #furniture #handmade #diy #doityourself #raisedbeds #allotment #homedecor #homeworkshop #wood #lovewood #lovewoodhatewaste #waronwaste #wastetovalue #abingdon #oxford #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.2 weeks ago
All sold!

This glowing tower is actually a pile of 22mm chipboard flooring sheets, which would cover 15.84m² if you took the lot (for £55). Individually they'll cost you £6 each and this morning we have 11 available.

#reclaimedwood #chipboardflooring #flooring #savedfromchipping #savedfromwaste #wastenotwantnot #socialenterprise #whybuynew
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
All pallets are now sold!! If we get any more we will put up a new post.

PALLETS, pallets, it's all about Euro pallets this afternoon!! Due to the overwhelming quantity of stock that has arrived today I've been authoised to offer you 50% off of all the small pallets, but just for this week only.
That means EURO's are now £2 each and Euro lites are just £1 each.
Collection preferred, but we can also deliver up to 30 miles from our store for a scale of fees. Please call 01235861228 to buy by phone.
#palletfurniture #pallets #europallets #gardenfurniture #gardens #allotment #coffeetable #compostbin #upcycling #upcycled #rusticfurniture #shabbychic #homeimprovement #homedecor #doityourself #limitedoffer #oneweekonly #specialoffer

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Vacancy: Employment and Development Worker

A Full-Time  Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension.                                                                                                            Salary £25,000  November 2018 Start.  NOW CLOSED. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) works...

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A Free 1 hour woodwork lesson at Oxford Wood

Whether you've never picked up a saw before or you would like to practice your mortice and tenon joint, then our 1 hour taster lesson this Saturday 13th October at 4, Suffolk Way, Abingdon OX14 5JX is for you.  Led by OWR's Joiner, Rob you will quickly gain in...

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Please join us at OWR on Social Saturday 13th Oct.

We hope there's something for everyone at OWR this Saturday morning 10am - 2pm. We have wood work lessons (bookable)  for anybody wishing to kickstart their upcycling career or DIY. Giant wood games for the kids, and a mini wood university from our resident professor...

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Clean and Green!

We're delighted to share the news that we have won an award for being 'Clean and Green' at the recent inaugural JackFM Brick Awards. We enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and entertainment  at the Bodlean Library in Oxford and it was a privilege to be in the room with...

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Marketing Apprenticeship

NOW CLOSED. We're delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon; leading the way in promoting the re-use of waste wood and supporting people at a disadvantage with work experience and employment...

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OWR nominated for Green Award!

We’re really pleased to have been nominated for an award at this year’s Jack’s Brick Awards, the awards for trades in the Jack FM area. We have been short-listed for the Clean and Green Award, which is especially gratifying as we have been dedicated to helping...

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What a screen

Picture of a “screen made by our colleagues at Somerset Wood Recycling – wood recyclers are stronger together” A beautiful and useful room divider made from re-claimed pallet wood. On sale at OWR price £120.

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Forest Defenders Conference

This very interesting and timely Forest Defenders Conference highlights the ongoing plight of indigenous peoples from forested areas. Their misfortune is to be in the way of (often illegal) logging operations to harvest valuable tropical hardwood timber. Their...

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