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Our TV Debut

For our TV Debut we were recently contacted by a company called Creative North who are a company dedicated to highlighting creative areas of interest within the North East Region.

They wanted to know about who we were and what we did, they were interested in coming in to film for their TV show, Our Creative North, we’d had a look at work they had done previously and were excited by the prospect of the publicity and awareness that it could mean for us, so naturally we wanted them to come in.

They came in and spent most of a morning filming and talking to people, conducting interviews then they went away and produced the final product and to follow is the show that aired on 20/05/2015 on Made in Tyne and Wear Sky channel 117 Freeview channel 8, we’d like to thank Creative North and wish them all the luck in future projects, links to their website will be at the bottom.

Thanks for watching


Creative North Website

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6 chairs

Product ID TWP-171

We have 6 chairs available to upholster to your choice

Price £20 (Each)

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Delivery can be arranged at cost to you, usually using Parcel To Go




  • Items are usually restored, repaired or made here and will be specified in the description.
  • The Wood Pile always try and describe the items to the best of our knowledge
  • The Wood Pile inspect all items and ensure they are fit for purpose
  • Most items will not be new unless made on site, therefore general wear and tear should be expected but would be divulged.
  • People are welcome to inspect items upon collection if they are not satisfied they will be refunded.
Thanks for visiting The Wood Pile site: 

The Wood Pile a Community Interest Company, founded by Karen Stubbings.

The aim is to reduce the amount of wood going to landfill and incinerators by means of recycling/upcycling, wood and furniture are not only collected from waste streams they are also donated, bought at auctions, charity shops and markets. We get such items as fencing, panels, plywood boards, doors, floorboards and any such types of wood, along with many different types of furniture.

Many people will just discard their old furniture when they think it has served its purpose or too damaged or disheveled to be used, what we see is an opportunity to take that furniture, repair the damages, give it a fresh coat of paint and wax it, to make it look good as new or give it that “Shabby Chic” look, and then sell the items in our shop, as well as our warehouse. 

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Become a Client

Become A Client, care and support information regarding our day service for clients who wish to attend The Wood Pile.

The Wood Pile Community Interest Company

Covering Durham and County Durham

Eligibility Criteria

18 years old, no upper age limit, Learning Disability, Mental Health Problems, Physical Disability, Sensory Impairment, Disadvantaged i.e. unemployed

Description/Type of Service

Clients will be supported to access training, gain new work related skills, and progress towards and into employment.  The project is so varied that it allows clients and volunteers to learn a range of new skills and in house training, opportunities will be offered in; customer service, retail, furniture restoration, joinery, logistics (collection and delivery), business administration,  In addition to the wood recycling,

We will upcycle and restore furniture, buying and restoring old furniture from local charities.  Furniture will also be made from the wood that is collected, there are a range of different products that can be manufactured and clients will be involved in this activity.  All of these activities increase the skills that individuals will learn; we will link with other agencies who can offer additional accredited courses to allow people to increase their skill base, and progress clients onto employment opportunities with specialist organisations, should they request this support.

Key Features

  • Employability Support
  • Vocational in house courses
  • Work Tasters
  • Voluntary Placements
  • Support for all disabilities
  • Support for disadvantaged

Additional Details

Hours of availability are Monday – Thursday 9-5 Friday 9-4 on Saturdays 10 -2 we situated within DBI Services, Rennys Lane Industrial Estate, Dragonville, Durham DH1 2RS contact us on 0191 3869735 or email clients are asked to source their own lunch, our day rate is set at £31.

Applicable categories supported by group

  • Carers Services
  • Day Services
  • Employment
  • Employment Support
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Training