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Wanted! A Marketer.

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...

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?...

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 Recycling5 hours ago
I'm struggling to keep up with the new stock today!

Earlier on we had a trolley load of hardwood off-cuts, including cherry, oak, black walnut, ash and beech, plus a few planks of lime and a cherry book-match.

Then this afternoon some large plywood cable drums hove into view, accompanied by a tidy little wooden drum that'd be an ideal coffee table.

We've also received some small sheets of birch ply and a few 4.8m long joists and 2x2. No wonder customers frequently call our shop an Aladdin's cave!!
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#therestreasureeverywhere #cabledrumtable #coffeetable #hardwoodtimbersupplies #naturaledgetimber #bookmatched #cherry #walnut #lime #plywood #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling7 hours ago
It's seems mantlepieces are on the tip of many customers tongues this month, so we think many of you will be excited to see this pile of 190+ year old oak and elm beams rescued from a building renovation in Grove.

Our sources indicate these beams have been used in two different buildings. One was erected in 1830, which stood until yesterday, whilst before that the frame was assembled on another site in the same village, near to the church, with a presently unknown age.

They've yet to be processed so I'm not sure about prices, so please call in and have a chat to our staff if you'd like to find out more.
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#vintagetimber #localprovenance #grove #savedfromchipping #elm #oakframe #oak #190yearsold #mantlepiece #oakbeams #elmbeams #historylovers #localhistory #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling10 hours ago
All panels now sold.

We start today with another collection of closeboard fence panels, there are 9½ in this pile. Mostly 2.6m long x 1.65m high, they're very new panels that have got a bit of mud splattered on them.

We're asking only £18 per panel, or take the whole pile for £140.

Delivery can be arranged within 30 miles of the shop, so send us your postcode if you'd like a quote.

Last weeks panels sold in the blink of an eye, so you may like to give us a call if you are keen to grab them. Our number is 01235861228 (option 2).
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#fencebuilding #fencepanels #closeboard #whybuynew #oxford #abingdon #deliveryavailable
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 day ago
It seems hardwoods were in demand again last weekend, so we are glad to have received a top up this morning.

The narrower planks are mostly ash and sycamore, with bigger boards of London plane and Cedar of Lebanon bringing table top potential to this collection.

Two small slices of Lime have also appeared, plus some sweet little bits of ash with their bark attached, which I'd love to take home and use for chopping boards!
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#naturaledgetimber #liveedgewood #waneyedge #rusticshelves #nativetimber #waneyedgedtables #woodenchoppingboard #londonplane #welovewood #growninbritain #oxford #abingdon
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 day ago
The sun is shining, and the wood is piling in!

This van's filled with new unused lengths of PSE and PAR 3*2 and 4*2 construction timber, all fairly muddy or wet, but still far too good to let it be sent for chipping.

We have 3*2 for just 75p/m and 4*2 for £1.25/m, and these 4.5+m lengths can easily be delivered if you live within 30 miles of our shop. Or take advantage of our in store cutting service* to help for them in your car.

This wood would be ideal for anyone building a shed, workshop, garden room or conservatory. But we have masses more of other sizes to suit different projects.

*Please note that cutting is not always available while you wait.
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#savedfromchipping #toogoodtoburn #newunused #deliveryavailable #discountsavailable #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
Continuing with the hardwood theme today here is a pile of oak blocks just collected from a building site in Oxford.
It's already been suggested that they would make great lamp bases, and we'll be experimenting with whether we can make a hole all the way though. Anyone keen on woodturning may also be interested.
There are currently 24 available, for £20 each, all of roughly the same length (as shown in the pics).
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#oak #oakplinth #woodturning #lampbase #doorstop #woodcarving #woodsculpture #whatwillyoumake #aladdinscave #reclaimedwood #oxfordwoodrecycling

Previous News


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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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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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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