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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...

CLOSED Job Vacancy- Wood Recycler (Driver and wood collector)

CLOSED   Job Vacancy  Wood Recycler (Driver and wood collector).  Salary £18,076  Full time – 40 hours.  We are keen to meet you if you want to change the world! ….. and if you are a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working outside, have a clean driving...

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 5 photos.19 hours ago
Anyone for an oak framed coffee table? As this one has just come in!
Sadly the top is only oak veneer, but it's been well maintained and is in a tidy condition, whilst it's legs are the real deal and could easily be removed if you wanted to make your own top.
Size is shown in the accompanying pictures, and we are offering it for £30.
Apparently it was made in Belgium...
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#coffeetable #savedfromwaste #oakframe #madeinbelgium
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 2 photos.22 hours ago
As you might have heard there is SNOW 🌨️ forecast for the weekend, so you'll be glad to hear that we've managed to bag up some softwood off-cuts, and there is also plenty of kiln dried beech and kindling. So make sure to stock up soon, as we've already sold lots of logs today and the temperature is plummeting as I type!
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#firewood #logs #offcuts #kindling #keepwarmthiswinter #snowonthehorizon #logstove #woodburningstove #brrrr #oxford #abingdon #socialenterprise
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 6 photos.24 hours ago
Hopefully you aren't all completely bored with our posts about hardwood boards, as I've another varied selection to show you this morning. There's some more yew that has been planed and/or sanded, a few wide boards of oak, and a couple of ash chunks with attractive natural edges.
That's all we are expecting to arrive this week, but as it has been flying out over the past few days I'm sure there will be more arriving in the not too distant future.
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#naturaledge #liveedge #growninbritain #nativehardwoods #liveedgeshelf #liveedgefurniture #rusticfurniture #rusticshelves #coffeetable #halltable #hardwood #naturalbeauty #unique #iwantoneofthose #doityourself #createsomethingspecial #makesomethingmagical #resinproject #wood #woodencuttingboard #woodshop #hardwoodtimbersupplies #breakfastbar #mantlepiece #supportbritishforestry
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 3 photos.2 days ago
If you missed out on last weeks stash of yew boards, then now's the time to make a beeline for our store, since another eye catching selection came in this morning!
There are also some rather interesting chunks of oak here for your viewing pleasure, that would be perfect for anyone wishing to use resin in their next coffee table or hall table, and plenty of smaller off-cuts for chopping boards, woodturning and smaller craft projects.
Want to see more of the hardwoods we stock? Then you'd best pop in to visit 🙂
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#liveedge #naturaledge #hardwood #nativehardwoods #growninbritain #liveedgefurniture #liveedgeshelf #shelves #shelvingproject #homedecor #doityourself #kitchenworktop #coffeetable #resinproject #choppingboard #unique #naturalbeauty #naturalart #halltable #oak #yew #ash #woodworking #wooodturning #woodencuttingboard #wood #localbusiness
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Stable doors are scarcer than hens teeth here in the wood shop, yet we have one here that even comes with 4 keys! It's approx 1960 x 760 x 45mm with a single glazed window at the top and a covered up catflap at the bottom, for £75 please.
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#reclaimeddoors #stabledoor #likehensteeth #comeswithkey #reducereuserecycle #savedfromwaste #oxford #abingdon #socialenterprise #solidwood
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Oxford Wood Recycling posted 6 photos.2 days ago
It looks like we are about to take delivery of about 12 closeboard fence panels, which are underneath 60 odd lengths of 4+m long 3x2 and 4x1. So hopefully there is someone reading this who's on the lookout for a new fence. Depending on the quality we usually ask for £15 to £18 per panel (at 10' long x 5½' tall) but if you take the lot they'll certainly be cheaper.
Call in to view or give us a bell on 01235861228 if you'd prefer to buy by phone.
Local delivery is available for a scale of fees. Send us your post code for a quote.
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#reclaimedtimber #fencebuilding #fencepanels #fencing #closeboard #usedbutgood #whybuynew #reclaimedwood #socialenterprise #savedfromchipping #savedfromwaste #reducereuserecycle #gardens #oxford #abingdon

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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