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Latest News


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...

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...

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 Recycling16 hours ago
Very well said by Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship 👏

We're pleased more people are thinking about who they are buying from these days and how they give back to their community and our environment.
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
One last post before I go home...as we've had a thorough sort through some of our old reclaimed hardwoods and have generated 10 sacks of eminently burnable off-cuts in the process.

I haven't weighed these bags but they must be 15+ kgs each, and as your can see from the label they're £7/sack or 3 for £20.

We're closed now for the evening, but during business hours you can call 01235 861228 to buy or reserve. Or simply be here first thing tomorrow to snap them up!
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#hardwoodoffcuts #hardwood #firewood #reclaimedwood #mixedspecies #bulkdeals #bulkdiscount #limitedstock #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
ALL FENCE PANELS NOW SOLD.

Anyone fancy a stack of sturdy fence panels? Or a set of hefty driveway gates?

The ledge and brace gates each measure 150cm wide x 175cm high and come with a drop bolt and latch but no hinges. Made from treated timber they are well weathered but still in good condition, £150 the pair.

Fence panels are 3m x 170cm, looking pretty grubby but the timber is perfectly sound. There are 9 in this load for £18 each.

Visit if you'd like to view, or call 01235861228 to buy by phone.
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#doublegates #fencepanels #secondhand #usedbutgood #gardenfence #closeboard #drivewaygates #reclaimedwood #abingdon #oxford #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
This looks decidedly like a load of old joists mixed up with some breathable membrane.

The breathable membrane rolls are 100 x 2.7m for a remarkable bargain of just £95 each!

There are also a few door frames - more details to follow.
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#buildingsupplies #reclaimedwood #joists #breathablemembrane #cheapaschips #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
New hardwoods are coming into the shop today - here are ash, oak, lime and Cedar of Lebanon - whilst cherry, yew and more of the above will be ready later today and tomorrow.

We try to make sure that the sizes prepared will cater for a wide range of projects, so there are smaller chunks for turning blanks, chopping boards and pyrography, up to coffee table/desk tops and 1m - 2.4m shelving in a range of widths.

We also stock finishing oils from OSMO, a range of shelving brackets, and UK made hairpin legs, to help you complement this beautiful timber.
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#naturaledgetimber #naturalbeauty #liveedgewood #liveedgeshelf #waneyedgedtables #growninbritain #doityourself #rusticfurniture #osmo #hairpinlegs #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
I hesitate to show you these past-their-best fence panels, but they might be sufficient for an emergency.
There are 3 @ 6' x 5' (180x150cm) and 2 @ 6' x 4' (180x120cm), all selling for £4 each.
Viewing recommended but you can also call 01235 861228 to order by phone.

Delivery is available within 30 miles of the shop. Send us your postcode for a quote.
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#fencepanels #notbrilliantbutnotbad #reclaimedwood #wecandeliver #abingdon #oxford

Previous News


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!

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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