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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...

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...

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 Recycling2 days ago
***Important Update***

Following the recent announcement, we are reopening our doors to the public once again from Monday 8th March 2021.

All visitors can enter the wood shop, however rules are similar to those of supermarkets:
• admittance is managed via bell, no family groups are permitted,
• number of customers in the shop at any one time limited
• face coverings are mandatory for everyone
• 2metre rule to be strictly adhered to
• sanitisation stations around the shop, please use them.

Until Monday 8th March, we remain closed to the public. If your enquiry is urgent please contact us via email at info@owr.org.uk, if you can wait until the 8th March to visit us in person then please do so. We thank you for your continued support and patience at this time.

We look forward to welcoming you back to OWR.

#welovewood #oxfordwoodrecycling #reuse
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
The table saw has been working hard today, helping to keep up with the demand for pointed stakes.
Usually we like to use 2x2, but when it's out of stock then larger sizes must be 'ripped' down to width (ripping is the specific term for a lengthways cut in timber).

The 4 step process works best when done in a batch, and is a great way of using to shorter off-cuts from cutting orders.

These approx 40cm long x 4.5cm square posts cost 95p each, and we make a 1.2m version for £2.50, but subject to suitable feedstock we can make them any length required.

For all stock enquiries and orders please contact us via email to info@owr.org.uk, including a contact phone number ☎️📱 and we will be in touch.

Currently we are 3-4 days behind with the emails, but are working hard to keep up. Your patience is appreciated, we will respond to every email in turn 🙏
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#gardenstakes #raisedbeds #vegpatch #gardenplanters #growyourownfood #makinguseofwaste #savedfromwaste #reclaimedwood #tablesaw #vampiresbeware #custommade #welovewood#hardatwork #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
Ideal for fencing, pergolas, tree house legs or supporting the roof of your man-cave, here's a heap of 4.8m long 3x3 posts, all C24 graded and never used (although some are damp thanks to the recent weather).

The price of £8.64/length equates to £1.80/m and we'll happily trim to the size you require - no need to buy the whole beam.

The shop is still closed to visitors but we are able to deliver within 30 miles.

Please email us with a phone number if you'd like to order - to info@owr.org.uk
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#fencepost #tablelegs #furnituremaking #mancave #pergola #reclaimedwood #deliveryonly #whybuynew #oxfordwoodrecycling #emailus
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Oxford Wood Recycling4 days ago
New planks of yew! 😍 Plus some wide ash too 💚

Measurements and stock number should be legible in each photo. If any catch your eye please email info@owr.org.uk, including a contact phone number, and we will be in touch.

More stock will be going up during the week.
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#liveedgewood #loveyew #naturaledgetimber #naturalbeauty #waneyedgedtimber #coatrack #woodencoffeetable #pyrographywood #woodenchoppingboard #newstock #emailus #deliveryonly
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Oxford Wood Recycling1 week ago
We had a nice load of regular reuse come in today, containing popular sizes such as 4x1 (£1/m), 4x2 (£1.50/m), 2x2 (75p/m) and 3x2 (£1.20/m). Almost all of this is 3.6-4.8m strips, but we are very happy to cut lengths to suit your needs.

To order any items, for which we will arrange delivery, please email info@owr.org.uk and include your phone number ☎️📱
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 weeks ago
Another snap shot of our current stock. See individual pics for details and email info@owr.org.uk to order.

Scaffold boards can be trimmed to any length (max 3.9m available) for 50p/cut and you only pay for the wood you take away.

Delivery is still free to OX10 - OX14 postcodes, and we cover up to 30 miles for a scale of fees.
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We are excited to announce our staged re-opening plan!

We are excited to announce our staged re-opening plan!

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Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

Oxford Wood Recycling Spring Newsletter 2019

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