The founders of the project are avid sailors – sailing mainly traditional gaff rigged boats. It was during the winter maintenance of one of these that a piece of rot was found in the Gaff Jaws.
These needed a small piece of Oak to be laid in, replacing the rotten timber. Not much needed, just a piece about a foot and a half long.
Having exhausted many avenues of finding oak at a reasonable price and in small quantities, Andrew stumbled upon a Community Wood Recycling Project. They had just the piece that he was after – an offcut of Oak – and at a really cheap price.
This inspired the setting up of a Community Wood Recycling Project in Southampton. We started trading at the beginning of 2013 and have built up a substantial stock of timber for resale.