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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...

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...

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 Recycling15 hours ago
Pallet Challenge Update 📣

A big thank you to everyone who contributed, we hope some of our audience also found it useful. We were blown away with the response.

We’ll be trialling some of your ideas over the next couple of weeks and of course we'll be letting you know how we get on.

Thanks again 👍
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
There have been lots of lovely new hardwoods popped into stock this afternoon, starting with some very rustic Yew which would be superb to combine with resin.

Also featured here are cherry, ash, oak and Cedar of Lebanon, plus reclaimed hardwoods in the shape of English Walnut, Laburnum, Robinia, Ash, Beech, Mahogany, [probably] African Cherry and Iroko.
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#yew #loveyew #naturaledgetimber #naturalbeauty #nativehardwoods #waneyedgedtimber #liveedgewood #resinproject #doityourself #benchslats #reclaimedwood #oak #walnut #mahogany #cherry #beech #ash
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
These grubby looking ply sheets are actually top quality material. They have come in this morning from a hydrological research center.

As such they'd be ideal for use in any damp conditions, such as boat building, shed repairs, or bathroom projects.

We currently have 22 sheets of this material, size and prices are as shown in the pics.
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#plywood #reclaimedwood #exteriorply #marineply #boatbuilding #shedrepair #bathroomrenovation #oxfordwoodrecycling
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Oxford Wood Recycling2 days ago
Whilst most trees are now shutting down for the year we have a thriving small forest springing up in the Wood Shop - just as well since the last thicket of saplings we posted all sold within 2 days!

Hand made for us by a local woodturner from UK grown species, this collection includes rippled ash and sycamore, olive ash, oak, yew and cherry.

Approx 9x5cm for £4 each.
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
Here's a handy looking heap of kiln dried English Oak off-cuts, including many pre-planed strips and some ¼ sawn stock as well.

All of the above are roughly 1.2m long, so would be perfect for repairs to your garden benches.

There's also bits with shelving potential, or to glue up into chopping boards (face or endgrain). Indeed all kinds of furniture and home improvement projects could be enhanced by this material.

If you are seeking larger boards then we should be getting a bit more stock in by the end of this week.
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Oxford Wood Recycling3 days ago
If you are interested in visiting the shop today please note there is a road closed locally and you cannot approach from the south.

But rest assured we are open as usual and keen to help.

If you are unable to visit we can also be reached via info@owr.org.uk or 01235861228
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Previous News


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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