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Latest News


Reopening the doors (again!) – Monday 8th March

Reopening the doors (again!) – Monday 8th March

Following the recently announced lockdown easing roadmap, we have taken the decision to reopen our doors to the public once again from Monday 8th March 2021. Having taken the difficult decision to close to the public from 5th January 2021, we continued to carry out...

Autumn Update

Autumn Update

Open During Lockdown It’s amazing how we have become used to social distancing and enhanced hygiene at work. Human beings are very adaptable. However, it has also been noticeable just how much of a psychological toll the pandemic is having on our community. At OWR we...

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.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Reclaimed palletwood seed trays and storage boxes, now available to order from our workshop.

The storage boxes are 60 x 40 x 21.5cm and cost £25 each or with the following discounts - two for £43, three for £57, four for £68.

Seed trays are 60 x 39 x 10.5cm and £15.95 each.

Email info@owr.org.uk to order.
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#palletwoodideas #palletwoodfurniture #reclaimedwood #madetoorder #emailus #handmade #woodworking #rustichomedecor #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Would anybody like some free woodshavings?

We have 4 large sacks in the shop at the moment and will probably fill one or two more tomorrow. If you'd like some please ask at the till when you come to the shop.

Containing a mix of fine dust and small chippings, these may not be suitable for use with animals. The sacks are about the same size as our old oak whiskey barrels.
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#freestuff #woodshavings #woodshavingwednesday #whiskeybarrel #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
These old pine doors could be contenders for the most loved reclaim we've ever collected - someone has invested a great deal of time and varnish keeping them in a usable condition 💕

Looking like they'd be equally at home as a photographers backdrop or cladding a wall, they're all still sound enough to go back to work as doors in a period property.

Meanwhile the smaller oak gate has been made from hand hewn floorboards, giving an wholly unique texture sadly lost to my camera.

Call into the shop to view and purchase or email info@owr.org.uk if you'd prefer not to visit.
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#olddoors #preloved #oldpinedoor #photographylovers #oakgate #handhewn #handhewnbeams #lovewood #sellinglikehotcakes #weareopen
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Out with a collection team today and we have come to Sunningwell near Abingdon to recover some characterful old elm beams from a 1760's barn that's being renovated into a home.

These timbers would be perfect for making mantlepieces, tea light holders or false beams in the home. Your inspiration is the only limitation!

Our wood collection charges are at least 40% cheaper than a skip. For all commercial and domestic enquiries please email collections@owr.org.uk

Visit us to view these lovely pieces all their glory, prices start from just £5/m.
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#elmbeams #localprovenance #localhistory #mantlepiece #rustichomedecor #getinspired #whatwillyoumake #reclaimedwood #wastecollection #reducereuserecycle #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Often asked for but rarely available, were just picked up two closeboard garden gates. Both are 180 x 99cm, both have some furniture on the back, and both cost £35.

Pop in or email info@owr.org.uk to purchase, we are not answering the phone at present.
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#gardengate #justin #limitedstock #reclaimedwood #savedfromwaste #usedbutgood #weareopen #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
We've been keeping ourselves warm this morning unloading a van full of reclaimed scaffold boards.

Mostly 3.9m long and in a variable condition, they cost £15.60 each which works out to £4/m. Other lengths can be cut to suit your needs, for a charge of 50p/cut.

We recommend self selection due to the condition of this timber, but if you'd prefer not to visit you can also order by email to info@owr.org.uk, though please note that we may take 7-10 days to respond. Presently we are not able to answer the phone.
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Previous News


Introducing our new bit of kit

Introducing our new bit of kit

Like many during the lockdown, we saw the opportunity to get creative and put our handy work to good use. The workshop here at our base in Abingdon has been getting some attention across the past few months and whilst it is still under construction, we’ve got an...

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An interview with Lead Carpenter, Chris Boreham

An interview with Lead Carpenter, Chris Boreham

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...

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A Big Step In The Right Directon

A Big Step In The Right Directon

In today’s world, sustainability is fast becoming a major point of consideration for consumers when making a purchase. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR), are a busy social enterprise who are doing all they can to lessen the impact on our environment and give back to the...

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We are excited to announce our staged re-opening plan!

We are excited to announce our staged re-opening plan!

As part of our staged re-opening plan, we are now taking email orders for used scaffold boards which will be available for collection from the wood shop from Monday, 25 May. This is stage 4 of our re-opening. This will be via pre-payment or payment at the gate. Please...

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Help us stay afloat during the COVID-19 closure

Help us stay afloat during the COVID-19 closure

As a social enterprise, 94% of our income comes from trading. We have temporarily lost this entirely due to the COVID-19 emergency. Now more than ever, we rely on our long-standing customers and supporters to be able to stay afloat during this crisis. Please help us...

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We are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency

We are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus emergency

Unfortunately, we have had to temporarily close Oxford Wood Recycling due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. We are in the process of contacting all customers with outstanding collections, orders and deliveries. Will...

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Lead Carpenter required

Lead Carpenter required

Lead Carpenter. Full Time. Permanent. An exciting opportunity to work for a popular values- led social enterprise and charity producing quality products from reclaimed timber. We are interested in hearing from experienced and skilled carpenters who can layout and...

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Wanted: A Marketer.(Closed for applications)

Wanted: A Marketer.(Closed for applications)

We're looking for an experienced Marketer to work 2 days per week at Oxford Wood Recycling. If you have the skills and would like to work for a values driven organisation seeking to change the world through reclaiming materials and transforming people's lives through...

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WOOD CHOP SALE!

WOOD CHOP SALE!

To celebrate the passing of 2019 and looking forwards to the New Year we're having a bit of a clear-out on Saturday 28th December. So why not take the opportunity to kick-start that new project by buying some discounted reclaim or a nice piece of Live edge hardwood?...

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Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019 These are exciting times at OWR. We are collecting more wood waste than ever before; selling more reclaimed wood, and working with more volunteers and partner organisations than ever. Our success is directly related to you,...

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