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School Upcycle Programme

School Upcycle Programme 

The Wood Pile will support enterprising activity by providing a budget for a group of young people to purchase a piece of furniture.  They will then restore the furniture with assistance, and market the piece for sale to the general public, all of the activity that is required to then sell the furniture is the responsibility of the group including any administration, marketing, PR etc

Aims and Objectives:  The theme of the programme is upcycling furniture on a budget, and gaining skills on painting shabby chic style, marketing, administration activity, and the sale of the finished product, this will all assist the student in employability and future aspirations.

By the end of the course the student should have an insight into the world of work, an understanding of upcycling, PR and the use of Social Media to market the product.

The students will take time to design what they want their finished furniture to look like, what are the best colours to paint it in, with assistance the best methods of work, then they will come up with a marketing strategy once the pieces are finished, they’d need to decide how best to sell the items. 

The students will learn such things as Painting, restoration, Shabby Chic, time management, team work and much more over their time here. 

A selection of photos from week 2 with work commencing. 

 

 

Photos from week 4

 

Photos from week 5

 

On the students final week they moved on to the marketing side of the project in an attempt to sell their piece of furniture, after making a plan at school once they were on site they got in their teams and made their own advert, decided where they wanted to sell their piece and how best to sell it, below are their two adverts. 

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OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

closed on official Bank Holidays

Call us: 0191 3869735

Within DBI Services, Rennys Lane, Dragonville, Durham DH1 2RS

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Yew Table

Product ID TWP-413

 

Yew Table

We have this Yew Table, consisting of six drawers, this stunning piece made from Yew a very slow growing and long lived tree, highly adaptable and has super regenerative properties, this would be a beautiful piece in anyone’s family room. Measurements H 47cm L 119cm D 60cm

PRICE £125

 

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

T&C’s

  • 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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Dressing Table

Product ID TWP-412

 

Dressing Table

We have this Dressing Table, this dressing table has been fully restored into great condition, with 3 oval bevelled mirrors. Painted in Annabell Duke Modern Finish “Wisteria” the piece also has 3 good size drawers. Measurements H 163cm W 91cm D 46cm

PRICE £145

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

T&C’s

  • 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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School Furniture 

Product ID TWP-406-9

 

School Furniture 

We have these great pieces of School furniture, which we got from a children’s primary school. these would be great pieces for a child’s bedroom, playroom or anywhere for children, as they’re from a school they have general wear and tear but are in good condition. 

 

School Trolley £50

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School Bookcase £50

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School Bookcase with wheels £65

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

T&C’s

  • 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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Bureau

Product ID TWP-405

 

Bureau 

We have this Bureau, this is a great piece with a modern look which has been restored, Painted in Annabell Duke “French Grey” with a “Knights Armour” stencil & distressed. Measurements H 98cm W 75cm D 41cm

PRICE £165

 

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

T&C’s

  • 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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Church Piano Stool

Product ID TWP-403

 

Church Piano Stool

We have this Church Piano Stool, the stool has been restored, upholstered and painted in Annabell Duke “Pesto Green” and distressed. 

PRICE £79

 

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

T&C’s

  • 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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Painted Church Chairs

Product ID TWP-402

 

Painted Church Chairs

We have Painted Church Chairs that we’re currently painting them different fun colours, which could be great as extra chairs, garden chairs, conservatory chairs, whatever you need. Adding a vibrant colourful look to a room, we have about 30 for sale at £35 each painted.

PRICE £35

30 Available

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

T&C’s

  • 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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Vintage School Table

Product ID TWP-400

 

Vintage School Table

We have this Vintage School Table, a fantastic piece of history in a solid Oak table which was likely a head teachers desk, I’m sure some are not too old to remember these. it’s a solid piece, which also has a side drawer, the table has been fully restored and waxed, all chewing gum painstakingly removed. Measurements L 138cm D 78cm H 77cm. 

PRICE £185

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

T&C’s

  • 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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Giant Cracket

Giant Cracket Bench

Product ID TWP-399

 

Giant Cracket

We have this Giant Cracket, which was handmade on site out of strong sturdy wood. has versatile uses. with a great design while still having a rustic feel. Measurements 110cm L 26cm D  35cm H. 

PRICE £39

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

T&C’s

  • 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.