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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...

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...

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 Recycling8 hours ago
Hello new hardwoods 👋 you're a beautiful bunch this week 😍

Old favourites such as oak, sycamore and sweet chestnut are in attendance, but we've also a guest appearance from two much rarer species, namely rippled English Walnut and Wild Service Tree.

The last on this list has our new carpenter Chris completely smitten. The rippled walnut has also been oiled and doesn't look too bad either!
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#naturaledgetimber #liveedgewood #waneyedgedtables #liveedgeshelf #rusticfurniture #naturalbeauty #growninbritain #nativetimber #lovewood #newstock #doityourself
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
We've had some gorgeous chunks of yew arrive in the shop this morning, along with some ash and one Cedar of Lebanon slab.
Also the oak bench-slat box has been refilled, and we've also got half a trolley load of 4"-8" wide planed oak off-cuts, some ¼ sawn into the bargain.
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#naturaledgetimber #liveedgeshelf #waneyedgedtables #localprovenance #nativehardwoods #hardwoodoffcuts #oak #yew #ash #newstock #rusticfurniture #naturalbeauty
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
We've all sorts of new treats for you in our Aladdin's cave this week.

In the opening pic we have some amazingly wide planks of larch, which we've picked up from a musical instrument maker in Oxford.

Then you'll see an interesting selection of beech wood furniture feet, yours for just £8 per set of 4.

Lastly we have a 'last few remaining' of some afrormosia specimen drawers that we collected last year from the Oxford Natural History museum!

All these and more are currently on display in our store, so make tracks in this direction if you'd like to check them out!

You can also contact the shop by calling 01235 861228 (option 2) and we'll do our best to answer any questions.
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#wideboards #localprovenance #localbusiness #interestingtimbers #reclaimedwood #beech #furniturefeet #oxfordmuseum #aladdinscave
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Oxford Wood Recycling was live — attending an event.2 weeks ago
Watt 4 Live at OWR!
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
One more day to go until our live gig with Watt 4 and we can't wait.

Join us at 6pm on Friday the 31st 🎸
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So a little while back we all got together to film a new promo video for the band at Oxford Wood Recycling on possibly the hottest day this year! ☀️ We're also really excited to share with you that next Friday (the 31st) we will be performing an online gig from Oxford Wood Recycling to help promote the great work which they're doing. We will share more information on the event in the coming days but you'll be able to stream our set from the Oxford Wood Recycling Facebook page next Friday from 6pm. We've been really looking forward to sharing this with you and will hopefully be getting back to gigging in the near future! Thanks to Elliott Goggins for putting the video together. 🎥
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
These planters are made for a refugee project, using wood from pallets we have donated.

Have you used our wood in any of your garden projects?

Previous News


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

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. 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)

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!

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 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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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...

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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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