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Latest News


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...

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...

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 Recycling24 hours ago
This one promises to be an eclectic post!

First up, a pile of stylish, enchanted silver birch poles. They were first used during a London fashion show, then had a second life recreating Narnia at the Oxford Story Museum and now await your inspiration for £3 each.

Also aboard are some gorgeous lengths of pitch pine panelling, all 1.8m strips for £2.50/m (£23.75/m²).

A boardroom table is not our usual fare. £50 ono as we're keen to clear it.
Just 3 beech bar stools, £20 each.

There are also two large but cupped beech desktop/worktops, lots of beech strips from dismantled furniture, some large bits of bamboo, a glazed hardwood door and lots of other treasures!

Call in to see more!
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#localstories #storymuseumoxford #aladdinscave #barstool #beechworktop #boardroomtable #bamboo #birchtree #treasuretrove #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 day ago
Formerly packing cases delivered to the Ashmolean museum, we now have a pile of assorted ply and timber panels that could have multiple uses.

The case bases would make a decent shed or playhouse foundation, whilst the panels look like ready made walls for your garden bar or allotment compost bins.

Delivery is available on all items pictured, but most of them cannot be cut to size.

Pop in to see if they float your boat or email info@owr.org.uk to order from home, and please make sure to include a phone number so we can contact you.
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#woodpanels #plywood #reclaimedwood #shedbuilding #localprovenance #savedfromwaste #oxfordwoodrecycling #visitourshop #emailus
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
We recently had a top up of Euro Pallets, sizes are 1200mm x 800mm, we have roughly 100x in stock @ £5.00 each

You can purchase in store or email info@owr.org.uk (including your phone number) to order.
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
(NOW SOLD) We have this lovely trestle table available in the shop, perfect for picnics in the garden! Dimensions are 245 x 89.5 x 72. Price is £75!

You can purchase in store or email info@owr.org.uk (including your phone number) to order.
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
After a sun soaked shopping trip this morning we've got new stock of some fantastic hardwood slabs, including book-matched sets of yew and cedar of Lebanon, and fantastic wide boards of rippled ash, London plane and walnut.
Plus sycamore, elm, field maple and spalted birch have also been added to the stock this week.

Yesterday we also topped up the boxes of hardwood off-cuts, so from bench slats and stripy chopping boards to furniture repairs and carving blocks, we've got a great range of smaller pieces in a variety of species.

All the planks in this post are now available to view in store, or you can enquire about stock and sizes from your sofa by emailing info@owr.org.uk
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Ooooo look 👀 we've just been given these picket fence and trellis panels.

Both 1.8 x 0.6m, there are 5 bits of picket fence for £10 each, and 4 bits of trellis for £5 each.

Purchase in store or email info@owr.org.uk (including your phone number) to order.
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Previous News


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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WOOD CHOP SALE!

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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