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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...

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...

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 Recycling18 hours ago
Close board fencing available.

5 notched fence posts 12x7x233cm £6 each
5 good condition almost full lengths at 180x280cm £18 each
3 smaller sections £neg
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
After a short break in supply, we can now offer pallets for sale; Eurolites at £2 each, Euros clean white at £5 each and grey ones at £4 each.

Please note that if you are after lengths of pallet wood, that we do not have stock available now (June) but expect to be back to normal levels in July.
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Time to get creative. What could you do with these amazing pieces?

First up we have Afromosia faced shelves and birch ply from an Oxford college library. The shelves are block wood and in really good condition. 82.8cm (L) x 19.8cm or 22.2cm (W) x 2.7cm (D) and we have 100, priced at £12.50 each. We have 10 sheets of 9mm ply, at 84.2cm (W) and two at 99.5cm (W). Both widths are 225~229cm (H) and priced at £20 each.

Also from a college library three tables in solid Afromosia 304cm (L) x 70 (W) x 71 (H). These have holes in one side of the table where previously brass lamps would have been cited. In good condition and priced at £150 each. We are happy to sell the trestles or tops separately.

We also have a bit of a chair theme going on, some need more love than others, or is it just inspiration for what they could become? Each is priced up as shown in the photos.

Please visit instore or email/phone. You can collect or we can deliver within a 30 mile range. Please ask what this will cost.
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
⚠️Scaffold Boards

Until further notice we are are unable to take orders for scaffold boards except in person when visiting the Abingdon woodshop.

Our current stock of scaffold boards have a greater variance in appearance, so we ask that you visit in person to choose your boards.

We will not be able to take orders via the phone, social media or email only for scaffold boards at this time.

Thank you for your understanding.
Oxford Wood Recycling
Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
We are really excited to have revamped and reignited our Etsy shop. For now you can find (and buy!) some of our ironmongery at the shop, but we intend to add more and more of our makes to the shop soon.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OxWoodFurniture

#etsyshop #madeforus #madebyus #ironmongery #handforged #castiron #availabletoall
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
We have a load of used decking in store, approx 60 linear meters, 144 x 27mm at £1.80/m

A mixture of lengths and most have 45 degree cuts on each end.

Please visit in store or send us an email if you are interested.

Previous 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...

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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...

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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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