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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...

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...

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 Recycling3 days ago
Another few pics of today's new stock of new and reclaimed hardwoods, including lime carving blanks and lots of potential chopping boards.
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#lovewood #whatwillyoumake #lime #woodcarving #woodenchoppingboard #nativetimber #reclaimedwood #naturaledgetimber #naturalbeauty #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Nearly new closeboard fence panels, unloading now!

These barely used panels have not come far, they were previously in Besselsleigh. All 10' long x 5½' high (approx 3x1.65m) they're just £20 each!

As always we're happy to deliver (up to 30 miles) and you can buy by phone on 01235861228 (option 2) if you'd prefer not to visit.
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#closeboard #fencepanels #nearlynew #usedbutgood #wecandeliver #whybuynew #savedfromchipping #savedfromwaste #socialenterprise #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
After last night's flurry of interest in the larger hardwood boards we've been working hard this morning to get the rest out on display.

Those without marked prices will be going out into the shop after our lunch break, but we thought you might like to see some of what'll be here to tempt you later on.

The longest plank here is over 4.3m, and the majority are 45-55cm in width. A mix of Ash and Oak, some is going through the planer but the rest remain rough sawn.
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#naturaledgetimber #liveedgewood #liveedgeshelf #waneyedgedtimber #waneyedgetable #breakfastbar #woodencoffeetable #oak #ash #wideboards #nativehardwoods #growninbritain #unique #rusticfurniture #whatwillyoumake #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Here's a whopping big board of oak and two similar sized slices of richly patterned ash. They're all approx 45-55cm wide x 3cm thick. The ash are both around 3m long and the oak is about 4.5m.
All in all these could be some tasty table tops!
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#homegrown #oak #ash #wideboards #tabletop #liveedgewood #waneyedgetable #naturaledgetimber #rustictable #whatwillyoumake #breakfastbar #woodencoffeetable
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
Good morning folks, it looks like we are in for a beautiful autumn day 🌄🍁

Today I'm very excited to have had a top up of these lovely hand made light pulls (also suitable for blinds and curtains) which are also looking stunning in the sunshine. With some it feels like I'm holding a little work of art 😍
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#oxfordwoodrecycling #weareopen #handmadegifts #naturalbeauty #lightpull #giftideas #woodturning #uniquegifts #naturalart
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
Anyone with a building project on the go will be relieved to learn we have a whole truck load of 3x2 and 4x2 construction timber that arrived yesterday evening. We've only just finished unloading it.

The 3x2 is £1.20/m, 4x2 is £1.50/m and it's mostly rough sawn. We can trim to length if you want the wood to fit in your car, or for larger sizes we can also deliver.
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Previous News


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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Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

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

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...

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