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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...

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...

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
BOOM! Just look at the size of this Cedar of Lebanon book-match!! Each plank in this pair is (a smidgen) over 70cm wide, and here as they sit are 3m long 😱.

It might seem a travesty to cut such large boards into shorter sections, but don't be afraid to mention it. These were the only length available, but we're happy to sell you just what you need {subject to a minimum off-cut of 50cm or the width of the plank, whichever is greater}.

Likewise the very long slices of ash in the 3rd pic can also be trimmed. Just ask our staff for assistance.
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#wow #hardwoodtimbersupplies #naturaledgetimber #nativetimber #growninbritain #shelvingproject #boardroomtable #slidingdoors #desktop #woodenhome #doityourself #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling #askforassistance
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Rob and I discovered a stack of 7x2 joists this afternoon, which we've de-nailed and popped in the appropriate pile.

There are about 20 pieces here, all 3+m long, so a good alternative to scaffold planks if you are making raised beds.

Spotted something in our posts but don't have time to visit? Then call 01235861228 (option 2) and you can buy by phone.
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#tresuretrove #reclaimedwood #raisedbeds #vegpatch #allotment #growyourownfood #growyourownveg #wecandeliver #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
There have been a few people in asking for sleepers recently, either for sturdy raised beds, retaining walls or workshop footings, so we've gathered all of the stock together to make it easier to find.
All these big beams are in the last bay on the right beside the new pallet wood racks, with the £/m marked on individual sizes.

Many of these chunks are fairly heavy, so make sure to ask our staff to help move them if you aren't certain of your strength. We can also deliver locally so don't worry if you haven't got a roof rack.
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#gardensleepers #raisedbeds #gardenshed #homeworkshop #reclaimedwood #deliveryavailable #socialenterprise #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
You'll be relieved to hear that I can't think of a song to cannibalise for enthusing about elm this morning, so we'll just have to let the pictures strut their stuff.
Pretty much all of these pieces are pre sanded to some extent, with the largest lumps of yew and elm being silkily smooth.
In the last pic you can see a sack full of black walnut off-cuts, most of which have a bit of ripple figure about them. These would be perfect for pen turning it joining to make a beautiful chopping board.
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Oxford Wood Recycling6 days ago
🎶🎤 "Yew are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Yew makes me happy, when skies are grey. Yew just don't know dear, how much I love yew..."

Oh wait, 🙄 did I say that out loud 🤦

Anyway, there's a lovely new plank of yew that's captivated me this morning, flanked by a chorus of cherry and a small accompaniment of ash.

I know it can be rather chilly ❄️ in the shop, but we do have the heating on 🔥
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Previous News


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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Please join us at OWR on Social Saturday 13th Oct.

We hope there's something for everyone at OWR this Saturday morning 10am - 2pm. We have wood work lessons (bookable)  for anybody wishing to kickstart their upcycling career or DIY. Giant wood games for the kids, and a mini wood university from our resident professor...

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Clean and Green!

We're delighted to share the news that we have won an award for being 'Clean and Green' at the recent inaugural JackFM Brick Awards. We enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and entertainment  at the Bodlean Library in Oxford and it was a privilege to be in the room with...

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OWR nominated for Green Award!

We’re really pleased to have been nominated for an award at this year’s Jack’s Brick Awards, the awards for trades in the Jack FM area. We have been short-listed for the Clean and Green Award, which is especially gratifying as we have been dedicated to helping...

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What a screen

Picture of a “screen made by our colleagues at Somerset Wood Recycling – wood recyclers are stronger together” A beautiful and useful room divider made from re-claimed pallet wood. On sale at OWR price £120.

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Forest Defenders Conference

This very interesting and timely Forest Defenders Conference highlights the ongoing plight of indigenous peoples from forested areas. Their misfortune is to be in the way of (often illegal) logging operations to harvest valuable tropical hardwood timber. Their...

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