Recycling Workshop

The workshop offers placements for Essex Community Rehabilitation Company’s service users to undertake their allocated community service hours in an environment that is truly community based.

We use donated and reclaimed wood to create items for sale by donation.  We also make items which are donated to other charities or can raise money through building bespoke pieces for clients on request.

We recently started a project with St Clare Hospice, upcycling donated furniture for sale in their new Harlow Vintage and Retro shop on Broad Walk.

Ever thought about volunteering?

The workshop is looking for volunteers to help supervise, instruct and support the service users to make items out of donated wood.  Ideally, you will have an interest or some knowledge of DIY or woodworking, have good communication skills. For an informal conversation contact Wendy Letch

Bespoke Items for Sale

If you would like to order an item to be built for you, please look at examples of our work here and create an order.  We will contact you to collect your specific details and ensure the item meets your needs.  All items are made to donation at a level which you see fit.


Our skilled staff are able to upcycle and/or ‘shabby chic’ items which need a little bit of love and attention. Please look at examples of our work here.

“At Rainbow I developed skills that I didn’t think was possible”