Frequently asked questions

What are your opening hours?

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday closed.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major debit and credit cards.  Credit cards will incur a 3% charge.  We also accept BACS transfers, Paypal, cheque or cash.

 

What areas do you deliver to? How much is delivery?

We can deliver to Glasgow and the surrounding areas.  If you are further afield we can arrange a courier or pallet service to deliver.  Cost depends on location, please contact us for an accurate quote.

 

Do you install furniture?

Yes we can install products such as fitted products or shelves.  Contact us for an installation quotation.

 

How long will it take to make a bespoke product?

Generally the lead time is 4-6 weeks, however it depends on the product and the season.

 

What finishes do you offer?

For our exterior products, we can offer a sanded finish, UV Protection Oil or a stain and UV Protection Oil.  Stains are available in three shades; light, medium and dark.

For interior products, we can offer a sanded finish, Danish oil, hard-wax oil with satin finish, matt varnish or an interior stain with or without varnish.  Stains are available in three shades; light, medium and dark.

If you are looking for something specific – perhaps a certain colour – we can order this is specially for you.

 

What aftercare will your products require?

Outdoor products will benefit from a yearly re-treatment.  We can provide this service for a fee if you do not feel confident doing this yourself.  We recommend using Osmo UV Protection Oil.  If possible, avoid leaving garden products in the heavy rain for prolonged periods of time.  During the winter months we advise covering garden furniture with a waterproof sheet.

For indoor products with a finish (i.e. an oil or varnish), use warm soapy water to clean.  Don’t use an abrasive sponge.  Danish oil and hard-wax oil can be re-finished with a light hand-sand and using a cloth to wipe a new layer on.  Any products with a varnish will need to be stripped back completely before any re-finishing.

What timber do you have for sale? Do you stock railway sleepers?

We have a timber yard full of reclaimed wood for sale.  We sell ex-scaffolding boards as well as various softwood and hardwood pieces.  We do not work with reclaimed railway sleepers due to the creosote chemical they are soaked in.  We can source new sleepers for you on request.

What dimensions are the ex-scaffolding boards? How much are the ex-scaffolding boards?

We have two thicknesses of ex-scaffolding boards available; 35mm (thin) or 65mm (thick).  The 35mm boards are approximately 3900 x 215mm, the 65mm boards are approximately 2400mm x 215mm.  35mm boards are £15.60 each, the 65mm boards are £10.40 each.

Can you cut wood to size for me?

Yes we can provide a cutting service.  The cost for cross cuts are 50p each, the cost for rip cuts are £1 each.

What is a social enterprise?

Social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits.

I’m interested in volunteering/the Making Wood Work programme…

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email Owen at owen@glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk

If you are interested in our 10 week training programme – Making Wood Work – please email Eileen at development@glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk

Alternatively please call the office and ask to speak to Owen/Eileen on 0141 237 8566.

Can I drop off waste wood to you?

Wood drop offs are not always possible.  We recommend you contact us first before attempting a drop off as you may have to take the waste wood back with you.

How much does it cost to have waste wood collected? Can you collect wooden furniture?

It varies depending on the amount of waste wood.  The minimum charge for wood collections is £30, with a full van load costing £120.  We can collect certain types of wooden furniture; it must be solid wood and in a decent condition. Read more about our wood collection service here.

I have good timber I want to donate…

On the occasion that you would like to donate good quality wood we will collect it from you free of charge within a certain distance from our premises.  Please email Kris at workshop@glasgowwoodrecycling org.uk to discuss requirements.

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