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Latest News


Play the Sustainable Development Game at OWR

We’re very excited to host our very first evening event at OWR in Abingdon on February 19th at 5pm - bringing you a fun and interesting take on how small organisations and even individuals can contribute to achieving great and global goods.   Learn about the United...

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.13 hours ago
Our carpenter Rob had been busy this week and had just bought out this characterful pack of 10 sanded scaffold board shelves. They're all 1m long x 22cm wide x 3.5cm thick and cost £15 each.
You'll not get far fitting your shelves without brackets to support them, so it's just as well we have a complimentary range of products in our 'shoppe', located at the front of the store.
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#scaffoldshelves #reclaimedfurniture #upcycledfurniture #reclaimedwood #shabbychic #handmade #shelfbrackets #homedecor #socialenterprise #limitedstock #oxford #abingdon
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.18 hours ago
Good morning all 😊
We start today with a much needed top up of tree ring slices (including oak, yew, whitebeam, laburnum and buckthorn), a trolly load of hardwood strips (including tulipwood, utile, black walnut and elm) and the silkiest smooth slice of pippy yew we've ever had the pleasure of getting our hands on.
As usual I haven't got time to measure everything, but do call up if you want to check approximate sizes before you visit. 01235861228 is the number to dial.
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#hardwoodtimbersupplies #woodenchoppingboard #woodworking #yew #oak #waneyedge #liveedgeshelf #naturaledgefurniture #doityourself #diy #tlightholder #coffeetable #unique #unexpectedartwork #oxford #abingdon
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.1 day ago
If you've been awaiting the arrival of more reclaimed scaffold boards then this stack of 200 should be enough to keep you satisfied. They're 3.9m planks costing £17.55 each, or we can cut them to size for £4.50/m + 35p per cut.
They're just the ticket for all kinds of furniture making, and you could also I've then to make raised beds for the veg garden.
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#reclaimedtimber #scaffoldplanks #scaffoldshelves #rusticfurniture #upcycledfurniture #bookshelf #tabletop #raisedbeds #vegpatch #allotment #growyourownfood #abingdon #oxford
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Now sold.

This picture contains approx 17' (just over 5m) of picket fence. It's a tad dusty but otherwise okay. £25 the lot, or £6/m.
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#picketfence #reclaimedwood #limitedstock #reclaimedtimber #allotment #gardening #abingdon #oxford
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.2 days ago
Next in line to tempt you today is this collection of 25mm thick OSB sheets. They are all 'full size' which means 8' x 4' (2.4m x 1.2m). They have all been painted on one side and are a little bit damp, but are structurally sound, for £12 per sheet.
Local delivery is available as always, so do call 01235861228 to buy by phone, or you can call in to pick out your favorites.
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#reclaimedtimber #osb #buildingsupplies #usedbutgood #savedfromwaste #oxfordwoodrecycling #oxford #abingdon #doityourself #diy
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.2 days ago
All sold 🙂

It's all go here today! Our loading bay has now filled up with fence panels, that are in excellent condition. There are 5 still available in this pile, all 2.95m x 1.67m (or 1.8m if the gravel boards are still attached). We'd like to get £18 per panel or £75 the lot. Local delivery is also available for a scale of fees - send us your postcode for a quote.
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#reclaimedwood #fencing #closeboard #fencepanels #savedfromchipping #whybuynew #oxford #abingdon #newbury #wallingford #wecandeliver #buylocal #socialenterprise

Previous News


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...

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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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