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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...

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...

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 Recycling48 minutes ago
Please could some of you find a use for these mini sleepers? As we have more in stock then there's really enough space for 🙁 We also have a big pile of longer lengths in the shop.

This 20 x 10 cm section (8" x 4") is priced at 5.50/m, but if the whole pallet appeals we will certainly do you a discount!

Lengths range from 70 - 140cm on the pallet, and go up to 2.4m in the shop.

As always we do deliver (within 30 miles) so do send your postcode for a quote.
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#gardensleepers #raisedbeds #sandpit #gardenfurniture #gardenfeature #doityourself #allotment #vegpatch #abingdon #oxford #tablelegs #buildabed
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 hours ago
Today is turning into a bit of a keepy gold mine as we've had chunky garden sleepers, reclaimed scaffold boards, brand new T&G cladding, ply sheets and more!!

Sleepers range from 6"x3" up to 8"x4" and 1.2 - 2.4m lengths, the scaffs are all at least 3m long. Cladding is new unused, around 12mm thick x 90mm wide, well over 500m in stock for just £1/m. I didn't see all of the sheets, but they look too be a mix of 18mm ply and OSB.

So do call in to see the full range, as there're far too many things to post pictures of them all!
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#reclaimedwood #scaffoldshelves #gardensleepers #newunused #cladding #cheapaschips#plywood #callintoseemore #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling7 hours ago
Here's the delivery of kiln dried beech logs that we promised you, approx 10kgs per bag £6.95 each, plus we can deliver locally if required.

Call 01235 861228 (option 2) to order, or visit us in store.

On a possibility related note are these two storage units that we'd like to clear... 'Organic cotton' is 180 x 117 x 30cm for £20, whilst the other is 212 x 120 x 65cm, can be picked up with a pallet truck, and costs £35.

Again we can help you with delivery. Send us your postcode for a quote.
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#firewood #kilndriedwood #kilndriedlogs #beechlogs #bookcase #storagesolutions #reclaimedwood #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
We've been sent these pictures from a recent customer who has repurposed our old scaffolding boards to make this beautiful table for Stonesfield Sports & Social Club.

The table used to be three bits of scaffolding board that was planed down, glued together, routed edges, sanded down and waxed using Liberon UK black bison walnut wax.

How good does it look now 😍
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Now that the nights are drawing in it might be a good time to remind you of the firewood products we stock...

All of our kindling (£3.50/bag) is made from reclaimed waste softwood, and we have bagged softwood off-cut sacks (£4.50 each) produced from waste timber in store.

Now that we are processing our own live edge boards we have firewood off-cuts from these as well - it's the same size sack as the softwood but for £7 instead. Only limited quantities though, just 7 sacks available today.

Kiln dried beech logs are on order and should be arriving with us tomorrow. The approx 10kg bags will be £6.95 each.
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Managers special!!

This metal topped with bench had got to go, as sadly we haven't got space for it.

Now reduced to £125, but we're open to offers. Call 01235861228 or visit us to view.

We collected this item from a museum in Bicester. It's a really sturdy unit so will need a few people to lift, though we can also deliver within 30 miles.

Must go this week or we will have to dismantle it 😢
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#managersspecial #specialoffer #workbench #workshopclearout #heavyduty #wecandeliver

Previous News


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...

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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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