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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...

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...

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 3 photos.6 hours ago
It may be cold outside, but there's no reason not to stay toasty when you get home, and what better way to keep warm then with our locally sourced seasoned ash logs blended with kindling and bagged softwood off-cuts made from reclaimed waste timber?
Hardwood logs start from £5.95/10kgs (approx) whilst the bagged off-cuts cost just £10 for THREE sacks (approx 15kgs each). There are great deals to be had on kindling too, so stock up now ahead of the holiday period and save money into the bargain!

#firewood #locallysourced #reclaimedwood #buylocal #keepwarmthiswinter #fireplace #cosy #kindling #logs #reclaimedtimber #socialenterprise #nothinglikearealfire
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 7 photos.4 days ago
These pesky hardwoods just keep on coming! Today there are lots of 80mm thick x 200mm wide x 1500-3000mm long machined ash beams presented for your viewing pleasure. They all have a scattering of woodworm holes, but this can be easily treated and is probably not active anyway.
Variously priced from £75 to £165 per length, they all have individual patterns in the grain and bags of character, and can be trimmed to length if you need a smaller piece.
Currently there are 5 long ones available, with more (hopefully) coming soon!
#ash #hardwood #growninbritain #woodturning #woodworking #toogoodtoburn #mantlepiece #choppingboard #tablelegs #bandsawbox #wood
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.4 days ago
Wowzers!! That's a whopping great wheel!!! By far the biggest we've ever had in. It's 220cm in diameter, with a height of 106cm.
Take it away intact (or ask us to deliver) and we'd like £100, or we can dismantle it and each end will cost you £70.
Condition wise this is an excellent specimen, without any decayed wood or wobble.
What do you make of it?
#reclaimedwood #cabledrum #gardenfurniture #upcycling #itsabitofabeast #largerthanlife #wood #wecandeliver #amazing
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.5 days ago
All sorts of sizes are coming off of this load of keepy, mostly 3x2, 4x2 and 8x2. These are all free from nails and look completely unused - thank goodness we've been able to rescue then from being chipped and recycled!
#wastenotwantnot #wastecollectors #reclaimedwood #construction #diy #doityourself #allotment #wood #socialenterprise #oxford #abingdon
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.5 days ago
We start today with some slightly sanded boards of bookmatched yew, which are followed by a whole host of other hardwoods.
Pictures show oak, tree of heaven, ash and cherry, but in person is the only way to really appreciate this stunning selection.
Worried they might be gone before you can visit? Then call 01235861228 for a more detailed description of the one you like, and your can also buy by phone!
#naturalbeauty #naturaledge #nativehardwoods #liveedgefurniture #growninbritain #resin #bookmatch #yew #oak #ash #shelves #desktop #lovewood #sayitwithwood #homeimprovement #doityourself
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling posted 5 photos.5 days ago
We start today with some slightly sanded boards of bookmatched yew, which are followed by a whole host of other hardwoods.
Pictures show oak, tree of heaven, ash and cherry, but in person is the only way to really appreciate this stunning selection.
Worried they might be gone before you can visit? Then call 01235861228 for a more detailed description of the one you like, and your can also buy by phone!
#naturalbeauty #naturaledge #nativehardwoods #liveedgefurniture #growninbritain #resin #bookmatch #yew #oak #ash #shelves #desktop #lovewood #sayitwithwood #homeimprovement #doityourself

Previous News


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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