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CLOSED Job Vacancy (Abingdon) – Sales Supervisor at The Woodshop

Job Vacancy (Abingdon) Sales Supervisor at The Woodshop. 15 Hours. Friday and Saturday (Extra days available) Renumeration. £10.00 per hour. Staff discount on materials. We are keen to meet you if you would like to join us in playing a small part towards halting...

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 Recycling7 hours ago
A fantastic team effort has unloaded the scaffs in record time, and amazingly we have manged to for them all into the store.
I've now time to show you the latest arrival of live edge hardwoods, with planed planks of ash, oak and beech in abundance.
We've also got two racks full of (damp) 18mm ply sheets and our cable drum collection continues to grow.
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#hardwoodtimbersupplies #waneyedgetable #liveedgeshelf #naturaledgetimber #rustichomedecor #oak #ash #beech #plywood #cablereel #teamwork #somuchwood
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Oxford Wood Recycling9 hours ago
We are mob-handed this morning with the whole team assembled, in readiness to unload this wagon load of 1200 (!!!) scaffolding boards.
There are loads of different lengths available, from 1.2 up to 3.9m, so it'll be awhile before we run out.
Price remains the same at £4.50/m - but don't phone just now, we're only half way through unloading them!
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#scaffoldplanks #scaffoldshelves #reclaimedfurniture #teameffort #allhandsondeck #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Our fantastic volunteers have been busy this week de-nailing loads of lovely wide planks taken from pallets. Some of the boards are up to 30cm wide!
We've also picked up some ply sheets and off-cuts, plus this smart little gate.
Meanwhile in the workshop we've been getting to grips with the planer, and have discovered the hidden beauty in some hardwood pallet bearers!
Thursday night is late night opening as usual, so you've until 8:00 to get in a grab anything you need.
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#wideboards #shelving #reclaimedwood #plywood #gardengate #hardwoodoffcuts #birch #eucalyptus #oxfordwoodrecycling #latenightopening
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Bring a Scandinavian element to your home or garden with these handy crates - according to the print on them they were Made in Sweden!

They're all a reasonable size to become a planter or log store, but dog beds, compost bins, tool stores or children's playhouses are other uses we have seen in the past. £12-£15 each.
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#woodenboxes #storagebox #planters #playhouse #whatwillyoumake #reclaimedwood #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
Now sold!

Here's a treasure, which came attached to some wood we collected!
This vintage 9" Woden bench vise is in full working order and is a superbly hefty piece of kit with plenty of life left in it.
Alternatively it could be used to add rustic character to the home environment too.
Only one available, for £35, so if you're keen to grab it do give us a call!
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#woden #benchvise #workshop #vintagehome #heavydutytools #therestreasureeverywhere #aladdinscave #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling5 days ago
After noting the recent lack of cable drums, it was inevitable that we'd immediately pick up a few more...here they are, two heavy duty specimens in vent good condition.
Sizes as shown we'd like £40 each please, and can deliver up to 30 miles for a scale of fees (send us your postcode for a quote).
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#cabledrumseat #cabledrumtable #gardentable #gardenfurniture #gardenfeature #reclaimedwood #upcycling #reducereuserecycle #oxfordwoodrecycling

Previous News


CLOSED Vacancy: Employment and Development Worker

NOW CLOSED. A Full-Time  Fixed-Term Post (6 Months) with the possibility of extension.                Salary £25,000  November 2018 Start. Oxford Wood Recycling (OWR) works with some of the most disadvantaged members of our community who would love to work, but face...

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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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CLOSED Vacancy: Marketing Apprenticeship

NOW CLOSED. We're delighted to announce an exciting opportunity to join our award winning social enterprise based in Abingdon; leading the way in promoting the re-use of waste wood and supporting people at a disadvantage with work experience and employment...

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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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