What’s New at Oxford Wood Recycling?


For news of exciting and interesting re-claimed wood – just in; for the latest and blogs and vlogs about sustainable timber; to see wonderful new furniture created by our talented joinery team; for events, vacancies and other opportunities at Oxford Wood Recycling.  Find it here!

Latest News


A display fit for the finest cushions

A display fit for the finest cushions

Our friends at Derwent House in Witney asked us to make a display unit fit for their finest cushions. Built to their design specifics, this display unit made by our carpentry team was in place and filled with the softest cushions ready for the reopening of their doors...

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 Recycling1 day ago
Large shed now SOLD.

The arrival of two sheds just now in the shop will surely be the cause of some excitement, admittedly one is a Wendy house but it could be used for garden tools too.

Approx dimensions and suggested prices are shown in the pictures. Neither shed has any glazing fitted and both will need some repairs. The bigger one does have double doors (not illustrated).

*Viewing recommend* for the large shed and sorry we are unable to reserve.
.
.
.
.
.
#gardenshed
#gardensheds
#woodenshed #usedbutgood #needstlc #viewingrecommended #reclaimedshed #wendyhouse #onlytwoinstock
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Sheets R Us in the Wood Shop this morning with a collection of 9-12mm OSB and 18mm plywood, with prices around half of what you would pay for new stuff found online.

We also have loads of brand new 12mm ply full sheets at the moment. All of which can be delivered if they won't fit in your car.

Self selection is always advised for reclaimed materials, but you can also contact us to order via 📧 info@owr.org.uk or 📞01235 861228
.
.
.
.
.
#plywood #osb #reclaimedwood #savemoney #savedfromchipping #deliveryavailable #visitus #emailus #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Today we have been prototyping a product made from the mini-sleeper mountain.

External dimensions 1.6x1m, height 37.5cm

Would you pay £50 for ready cut timber to make such a raised bed? You would need to add your own method of securing the timber in place.

Tell us what you think.
.
.
.
.
.
#prototyping #raisedbeds #minisleepers #reclaimedwood #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
This morning we returned to Buscot & Coleshill @ntwestoxfordshire and gathered a huge heap of hardwood gems.

From woodturning blanks to garden benches there'll be multiple projects coming good from this pile. Some of the larger planks are from trees that grew on the estate itself!

All are yet to be priced, so please pop in to find out more. Customer numbers are no longer restricted so you can come straight in when you arrive 😊
.
.
.
.
.
#localprovenance #localhistory #buscotandcoleshillestate #buscotpark #hardwoodplanks #hardwoodoffcuts #woodturning #woodturningblanks #reclaimedwood #visitus #viewinstore #oxfordwoodrecycling
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling7 days ago
Hardware : Everything must go. Free but we'd love a charitable donation. In person only, no reserves

Open times:
Sat 9-3
Mon-Fri 9:30 - 4:30

Mask wearing is optional
Please sanitise hands
Please ring the bell to let us know you are coming in
Please respect each other

Previous News


Kickstart Progamme

Kickstart Progamme

Giving young people a 'Kickstart' into long term, sustainable work Announced in July 2020 as part of the Plan for Jobs, the Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create high quality 6-month job placements for young people aimed at those aged 16-24 who are on...

read more
eScalate Grant funding

eScalate Grant funding

In the first half of last year we were fortunate enough to secure the support and grant funding from OSEP's eScalate programme, a three-year project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which runs until March 2022 to support Social...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Be the first to find out about latest products, tips and advice for all your DIY projects, exclusive offers and the events that we will be holding.

Thank you, you have successfully been subscribed.