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The Woodpile Community Interest Co

Durham

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The Woodpile Community Interest Co logo
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The Woodpile Community Interest Co

Durham

(104)

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To provide a support service for people who are disabled/disadvantage to progress towards and into employment, gaining life and employability skills in order to live more independently, secure sustainable employment and actively contribute to family and community life.

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L
6 November 2019

I have tried a lot of paint and Annabelle Duke is my favourite. it glides on smooth as silk, really is self-leveling and dries a nice finish. I used Rebel Grey and absolutely love it!! More...

B
19 October 2019

I’m so pleased to have finally found a pew that fits perfectly in my home. The owner/staff were so friendly and helpful and even made coffee while we waited for our lift home. Please support this fantastic enterprise. More...

C
11 October 2019

Absolutely love the mineral paint!! Any chance of a paint with a satin/gloss finish

Z
6 September 2019

I had my chair done here. I asked for a distressed look on a chair and I got exactly what I asked for. Over the moon with the outcome. Will definitely come back and get more things done. Lovely people as well. More...

L
27 August 2019

I absolutely love The Wood Pile! After completing a 6 week upholstery course we are now the proud owners of a beautiful stool / bench. Would 100% recommend - they do courses to suit everyone. More...

S
4 August 2019

This shop never fails to impress. The flowers are top quality and the staff are very talented and very professional. Although I am no longer local I use them whenever I can. Jackie Axe you and your team are amazing. Thank you so much for helping my family to make great memories xxx More...

L
3 August 2019

Absolutely the best paint in the world, I’ve stocked other great paints but Annabell Duke beats them all #vintageinteriorscomber

A
12 July 2019

We are so happy with our new garden wall that we have created on our holiday park using wooden planters made by the people at the Wood Pile, also made a bespoke bird box for us, definitely recommend, lots to choose from at their unit on Dragonville, Thanks Adam & Louise Strawberry Hill Farm Caravan Park

L
23 May 2019

Jackie went above and beyond to ensure the flowers and room decor for our wedding day were amazing! The room looked beautiful and the flower arrangements were out of this world right from the flower hair combs to the table arrangements, and my stunning bouquet, we loved them all and I couldn’t have wished for better. Jackie met with us several times before our wedding day and guided us in making the right choices and was understanding when I changed the colour scheme. Thank you so very much to Jackie and the flower shop - South Elmsall. Would definitely recommend. More...

H
15 May 2019

Just completed the 6 week upholstery course, and would recommend this to any one the completed stool is fantastic. Steve and Karen were excellent. Thank you both so much I loved it x More...

K
14 May 2019

Having just completed a 6 week upholstery course at The Wood Pile, I can not recommend this place enough. Staff are extremely helpful and friendly, stock is brilliant and forever changing and the courses that run are absolutely amazing. I am so proud of myself that I have made a footstool. I couldn’t have done it without the support and guidance from the brilliant tutor. A definite must for DIY projects, to grab a bargain, to stock up on chalk paints, or to learn new skills. More...

J
2 February 2019

completed a shabby chic workshop today and learned so much. fantastic bunch of people in the class and our tutor was amazing.

S
12 December 2018

I had a great time at the Wood piles Christmas crafts all materials were supplied the tutor was very friendly & knowledgeable. We made decoupaged Wooden Christmas shapes to hang up & a wood block which we sanded painted & stencilled. I was happy with my crafts. There was a Christmas buffet with mulled wine & hot & cold drinks all provided. Would recommend trying one of the wood piles many courses. More...

M
14 November 2018

love the mineral oaint- so easy to use

B
24 September 2018

Beautiful work on the 2 dining room chairs just collected from The Woodpile. Such wonderful attention to detail and sumptuous upholstery - all put together by such dedicated and passionate team

M
18 September 2018

Had a great time making a foot stool over the past six weeks. the end result is amazing and definitely something to be proud of! I have always enjoyed my workshops at the Wood Pile- you learn so much and Karen is always on standby with coffee and cake! Out tutor Stuart was helpful giving us additional tips along the way and I enjoyed using all the power machinery! Look forward to learning more from this place in the near future! More...

J
18 September 2018

Got a gate and panel made at the woodpile all the staff involved were very helpful. Fitted great and once painted looks great! Thank you

J
13 September 2018

Fantastic, signed up for joinery and upholstery workshops, one of the best decisions I've made this year. Tutors and staff all eager to teach and help out, I've loved every minute and I'm both sad and glad to have finished my footstool. Glad because it's a fantastic piece of furniture and sad because that means the course is finished. Will be signing up for more very soon. More...

S
12 September 2018

I have just recently completed the six week upholstery course. We built a foot stool from scratch so as well as learning upholstery skills, such as deep buttoning, there was also a bit of joinery thrown in too. I'm really pleased with my stool and would definitely recommend it. More...

K
4 September 2018

I'm so sorry this review is so late! Jackie made the most beautiful bouquets for me and my bridesmaids. My flower crown got SO many comments too! The ladies really listen to everything you ask and make really helpful suggestions. They were a fraction of the price quoted by other local florists and their service is spot on. Thank you so so much for your patience, I'd recommend you to anyone xxx (as soon as I have some professional photos I will share) More...

C
3 September 2018

As both a stockist, and a daily user of Annabell Duke furniture paints I can thoroughly recommend them. Both the chalk paint and the mineral paints are amazing with a beautiful colour palette.

L
29 August 2018

What fun we had, great atmosphere and very informative

G
13 August 2018

The Wood Pile is a great community project. Teaches great skills for those who just want to knownhot to do things or are looking to get into work. The shop of newly made and recycled furniture is a fraction of the price of other outlets, try here first and support this great organisation. Also if you need any wood, gonhere first, loads in stock and again, at a bargain price. More...

L
9 August 2018

Love this place! If you’re after unique, vintage/shabby chic furniture then you definitely need to pay The Wood Pile a visit. Bought my daughter a beautifully restored dressing table today, a gorgeous stool, a small lamp table and various other items. So many lovely things in one place. I’ll be back soon. More...

S
27 July 2018

My husband purchased flowers for me from Jackie over a week ago and they are still looking and smelling beautiful. Jackie’s shop is full of lovely gifts and floral arrangements... I highly recommend �

M
16 July 2018

Lovely shop with a great personal touch for creating the perfect flower and gift packages.

S
15 July 2018

Absolutely stunning creations seen showcased at the wedfest wedding fayre last weekend. Highly recommend them and their fabulous service xx

L
15 July 2018

Jackie did our wedding flowers and has done many more events and special occasions since for us and our family. Flexible, affordable as you need it to be and always just right. Really highly recommended.

S
15 July 2018

We had the delight and pleasure to work alongside these guys recently when showcasing for a Wedfest what truly stunning and amazing displays adorned the Tipi amazing work guys very eye catching and hardly surprisingly got much admiration from all the visitors x

R
15 July 2018

Excellent flowers and decoration, I can highly recommend The Flower Shop for any occasion or event.

L
14 July 2018

Beautiful flowers from a lovely lady. Highly recommend if you need real flowers xx

L
14 July 2018

Stunning arrangements by Jackie. She strives to make your day perfect. Highly recommend for any occasion

J
14 July 2018

Jackie is amazing at what she does, she can work with all kinds of flowers and make the most beautiful bouquets for the most particular brides, highly recommended xx

R
14 July 2018

I ordered a prom corsage and just gave an overview of colour and Jackie did the rest. It was absolutely stunning and everyone commented how beautiful it was. Highly recommend The Flower Shop x

L
14 July 2018

Beautiful flowers and arrangements, highly recommend

F
25 June 2018

I can't thank Kevin, Karen and all the Team at The Woodpile for their kindness, support and expertise in helping me to acquire a beautifully restored Victorian table and 4 lovely chairs. On finding that the table was a little on the short side to accommodate my growing son they most kindly offered to make some little add-on additions to the legs which not only do the job of raising the table to a suitable height they look like the table was made with them in the first place! A really fantastic job. Thank you! I really can't recommend The Woodpile highly enough for their fantastic workmanship and great customer care. More...

J
16 June 2018

Wow! Went today for the first time and it certainly won't be our last visit. Kevin was so helpful and the place is a true treasure trove. Needless to say we ended up with more than we we went for but who cares! � More...

J
6 June 2018

After painting for many, many years I was close to giving up stocking paint again. No matter how good the paint is, if the company selling it sucks then the paint quality is irrelevant. After trying Annabell Duke I completely changed my mind, the paint is fantastic, the company is fantastic and they conduct themselves with dignity online and over the phone. They are innovators and are constantly leading the way with new products. I honestly can’t say anything negative. Keep up the good work guys! You rock! �� More...

F
30 May 2018

If it was possible to leave a 10 star review I would. I love the Mineral Paint. It goes on so smoothly and after being left to cure feels smooth as satin and passes any ‘scratch’ test. Yes, probably the best Mineral Paint in the world! More...

E
25 May 2018

What a fabulous company, able to deliver exactly what I wanted from just an image! Love my benches! Thank you to the whole team �

F
6 May 2018

I have just painted a piece in Modern Finish mineral paint and it's lovely! It goes on beautifully smooth, feels so nice to touch and a little goes a long way. I can't recommend it highly enough. More...

J
1 May 2018

The Modern Finish Paint is the most perfect paint for my work and it does what it says 'Self Priming, Self Levelling, Self Sealing' Awesome Product 5☆s from Me �

L
1 May 2018

A full five starts for the Modern Finish Mineral Paint. I am a complete convert. This is the only brand of furniture paint I am using now. I paint commercially, so quality products are an absolute must for me. More...

J
16 February 2018

I love this place, a real treasure trove. I’ve bought several pieces to upcycle with the Annabelle dukes paints, there is such a range of furniture to suit everyone’s taste. I’ve also bought pieces that been upcycled already, they make a wonderful job of the furniture, and at the same time people are going there to learn new skills or just to enjoy working and using the skills they already have. They made me a fabulous sand pit with a roof to my own design using wood that people throw away, my grandson loves it. I just wish I had a bigger house so I could buy more More...

C
15 February 2018

A fabulous social enterprise venture. I've been many times and bought some lovely bedside cabinets and a standard lamp which was stripped and PAT tested for me. Excellent also for wood which is handy when doing DIY and it always feels good not buying from the big name stores and supporting small local businesses. So much better to buy good quality old wood furniture that needs TLC than buy new from department stores. It is also good to have something original and with the option of painting items if required, then your furniture becomes a bespoke piece. I will continue to use this place when decorating as my first port of call when I require any wood. More...

G
3 February 2018

Really great course today. Lovely people, great environment. Can’t recommend enough. Just go prepared with cash, as the shop itself has some truly great pieces you cannot help but take home.

J
28 January 2018

Got my Christmas wreaths from The Flower Shop, Absolutely gorgeous!

V
26 January 2018

Amazing company and the shop is a treasure trove!, I got a beautiful cabinet which was painted to match my taste I absolutely love it. So reasonably priced and I know I own a unique piece of furniture! Thank you so much 100% recommend More...

D
26 January 2018

The quality of flowers are second to none, Excellent customer service & very friendly staff..

D
26 January 2018

Fantastic Customer service, top quality products, i wont go anywhere else...

A
25 January 2018

Great comms, friendly and love my purchase of the cathedral chairs, very happy thankyou �

C
9 January 2018

Only recently discovered the Wood Pile and I know I’ll be back! Karen sorted me out with a chair I wanted for a dressing room and I’m beyond delighted with the end result, nothing was too much for Karen and the team. Would highly recommend the Wood Pile if your looking for something a little bit different More...

R
4 December 2017

John and Karen were wonderful at helping us design what we wanted and making sure it was how we wanted it at every stage of the process. So pleased with our dining table made of scaffolding planks with hairpin legs and toy chests/side tables/extra bench seating. Very reasonable price and great service - well done Wood Pile! More...

P
20 October 2017

Beautiful flowers. An eye for choosing colours that go really well together.

J
13 October 2017

Lov3 the colours. Paint is so easy to work with and covers well. Fast drying. Beautiful finish.

K
9 September 2017

I have just done a shabby chic course at the Wood pile. I had a fantastic day! Karen was informative and helpful. The staff were all friendly, and it was a delightful day. I leaned skills and tips on how to shabby chic, and came home with a fantastic chair. I love it!! Classes are small and friendly, tea and coffee free, biscuits and cakes. I am going to sign up for more courses, as I enjoyed it so much. A wonderful way to spend a relaxing day, make something with expert tuition xxx More...

C
23 August 2017

Worked with Karen recently, professional, helpful and polite in everyway! Nothing was too much trouble! Looking forward to working with you again in the future! @SquirrelPrintUk. xx

M
12 August 2017

I have previously stocked and used other chalk paints but none compare to Annabelle duke, it's so thick and luxurious, brilliant coverage, and so easy to use, I love it �

B
3 August 2017

We became Annabell Duke stockists last year and have fount there chalk paint by far the best around! Wouldn't use any other now ! completely satisfied with the chalk paint and sealer as so Are our customers � More...

K
3 August 2017

We have been a stockist of Anabell Duke for quite some time now, and we are thrilled with their paints and their service, so much so that we also use it to paint a lot of the furniture we sell in our shop, and on our workshops. As a customer and a stockist I would highly recommend them :-) More...

H
3 August 2017

Having stocked other chalk paint brands in my shop I can safely says Annabell Duke is the best by far. From a stockists point of view. ......fabulous, fabulous, fabulous business to deal with. They're business ideas work for you as well as for them, unlike other very 'precious' suppliers!! From a painters point of view.....and I paint a lot!!! This paint is brilliant and the sample pot size is great for a small project. If you're thinking of stocking this paint or trying it on a piece of furniture for the first time then go for it. You definitely won't be disappointed. X More...

S
2 August 2017

Love selling the Annabelle Duke paint so many lovely colours Very helpful if you have a query all their to help you and advise

R
2 August 2017

Amazing paint, good quality and really nice to use. Matches up to the more famous chalk paint brands. Definitely recommend this friendly company they give smaller businesses a chance of stocking unlike other larger companies �

K
2 August 2017

I am now a proud stockist for this fabulous chalk paint, i have tried and tested it and am very happy with the results, very lovely people to deal with and quick and easy communication, this is now my favourite paint and would recommend this to any customer

J
2 August 2017

Just wanted to write a wee review to say i have been a stockist of this amazing paint since November last year in my second hand furniture shop tr home and garden, inverurie, Aberdeenshire. I love it and so do my customers. From a stockist point of view. I love how you can purchase as little or as much as you want and a very speedy delivery so your customer's don't need to wait very long if you do run out of a colour. Supportive team who are interested, listen and act on their stockists views. I have been very happy and will continue to stock Annabel Duke chalk paint before any of the other brands. 5 star customer service. Well done AD team!!! More...

L
2 July 2017

Great day, got some experience in my painting, lovely day, very helpful + all for a good cause, booked for another course, can't wait,

L
2 July 2017

Loved the Shabby Chic Workshop recently. Very informative, friendly class. I would definitely recommend it to others to give it a go. I will be definitely be trying some of the other classes too. More...

M
2 July 2017

Loving all the classes, great crowd, informative and helpful

T
11 June 2017

We had always got our flowers from Jackie & the women at The Flower Shop but our wedding flowers were out of this world! ! Jackie is so so helpful & so good at creating the perfect flowers for us. All the guests loved the floral displays on the table & our top table piece was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for everything Jackie & everyone at the shop Mr & Mrs Howard x More...

J
10 April 2017

I absolutely love-love-LOVED the upholstery course here - can't recommend it enough!! The venue was easy to get to with drinks and cake a-plenty . .. Karen was an absolutely fab host ... and I think it's fair to say that Matthew's knowledge & instruction (and patience!) was incredible... More...

C
27 March 2017

Thank you so much for my beautiful flowers yesterday and only you guys would add that special touch of my favourite flower just because you knew thank you ❤

S
27 March 2017

Stunning flowers staff excellent always got beautiful stock of gifts and candles in stock x

H
27 March 2017

Fantastic shop, fully stocked with adorable things, beautiful flowers, friendly accommodating staff.

J
21 March 2017

Fantastic service from the Wood Pile, who are happy to accommodate design requests! Can't wait to see my finished table which will go perfectly with my shelves �.

L
8 March 2017

A fantastic morning doing a shabby chic course. Everyone very friendly. Looking forward to the joinery course in April x

K
24 February 2017

Really beautiful furniture and very affordable priced xx I am thrilled with our table

S
20 January 2017

Good prices more than helpful staff and a wide range of products to choose from

I
20 December 2016

It's great to wander round even and admire all the furniture made with what could be called scrap wood (not any more ) Have a pop down you'll be made welcome

C
20 December 2016

Love the work done at this amazing place , some beautiful items to be found here

M
19 December 2016

We've bought a dining table and chairs and furnished our recently re-furbed en suite and we love the various pieces we obtained. Can't recommend it enough!

C
15 December 2016

Went for a browse around because I love wood. It was like a fabulous aladdin cave full of loveliness. Came away with some wood and a fantastic glass washboard. Everyone is really friendly. Can't wait for my joinery course to start in March More...

C
15 December 2016

Great shabby chic options and good for browsing for all sorts of preloved wooden items. Picked up a French chest of drawers with real character very reasonably priced. Helpful staff will give advice on renovation. More...

S
15 December 2016

Amazing shop, staff friendly and very helpful. Recommended from me

S
15 December 2016

Amazing place ... you never know what you will find from wood for DIY projects to vintage furniture... staff are really helpful too �

H
13 December 2016

Have bought a couple of things from here, they are very helpful and have some unique pieces at great prices. Looking forward to women's joinery and upholstery that I signed up fir next year!

R
8 December 2016

Attended a shabby chic workshop on the 3rd December - wonderful tutors, fantastic course, and I went away inspired to tackle some of the projects that have been on my list for a while. Highly recommended.

D
24 November 2016

Got 2 sunflower chalkboards for my 2 granddaughters for Xmas, a lot bigger than I was expecting very pleased I'm sure the girls will love them in there rooms then in the garden for summer time thankyou very much

S
2 October 2016

We attended the shabby chic furniture workshop. Great fun defiantly inspired to do more. Would recommend.

S
12 September 2016

Amazing gorgeous coffin spray for my sister in laws funeral , above and beyond our expectations with orchids and lillies, I can't thank you all enough , compassionate and understanding staff

P
10 September 2016

Fantastic little shop full of all sorts , furniture ,paints, gifts ,bath bombs, soaps .. lovely people and always look forward to visiting .

L
26 August 2016

I've just discovered this treasure and signed up for woodworking classes. Can't wait! Lots of gorgeous items for sale too.

S
23 June 2016

First time to visit today. It is amazing so many inspiring pieces an Aladdin's cave of wood.

L
4 June 2016

Visited today to take part in the Shabby chic workshop. It was fantastic. Relaxed and friendly. Loads of advice and helpful tips. Loving my transformed table. Definitely have the confidence to tackle some of the bigger projects that are stored in my garage. Thank you Karen. More...

C
22 May 2016

A treasure chest, love my pieces ,,great service,,and a cuppa

G
29 April 2016

I would highly recommend The Wood Pile. Very friendly and helpful customer service. Extremely satisfied with the end product, absolutely love it! They made exactly what I asked for. Definitely using their services again. More...

B
2 April 2016

Wonderful day at the shabby chic workshop ! Karen her husband & jill the volunteer went above and beyond to help us and we came away with beautiful peices . Wonderful little place with so much choice of paints & chairs , drawers etc . we were made to feel so welcome . Karens husband ( sorry didn't catch his name ) even sanded down a bashed corner of my draws and drilled a hole in so I could add a handle to them . Couldn't recommended them enough . Can't wait to go back . More...

A
5 March 2016

Had such a fab time to day, learnt so much, can t wait to start painting.

A
3 March 2016

Just wanted to say Thankyou to the wood pile for my fabulous dining chairs. Everything was spot on and so professional. This place is a MUST for a visit. I will be visiting again just to see what fab pieces you have. More...

S
5 December 2015

Fantastic shabby chic class today! Can't wait to try out my new skills on something else

J
8 September 2015

Brilliant shabby chic course. Highly recommend it as a great way to learn something new and do something creative.

K
21 July 2015

Bought a drop leaf table and chairs looks great in the kitchen

K
27 June 2015

New cable wheel table had pride of place in my garden also bought 6 pencils for nursery, lovely welcoming place and a treasure trove of wood xxx

P
23 June 2015

Spent a great morning at one of Karen's painting courses.Very friendly and helped me turn a varnished small table into an elegant piece of furniture.Looking forward to another one

B
22 June 2015

Fantastic customer service and a great quality coffee table I bought, all for a good cause. I've highly recommended you guys to my friends and will continue to do so xx

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