Some people love clothes shopping or visiting John Lewis. I love wood stores, and I particularly love Oxford Wood Recycling. A charity that collects old wood and sells it on. Sometimes refurbing a little, but mostly leaving it to your own devices. They have large stocks of your usual stuff like cable reels, pallets, doors, timber and scaffolding planks. They also manage to get some lovely odd things such as old drawers, boxes and special hard wood. Really an Aladdin’s Cave of wood. None of my projects would have been possible without this gem. Below are items I have made from pallets, scaffolding planks and cable reels. They also deliver, which is handy considering the size and scale of some of things being bought.