osb as furniture

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Blog entry by Tbarksdale posted 06-26-2014 03:41 AM 1091 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been building a shelf for my wife,i tried to use some 1×10 popular for the shelves and oak for the case.I know what your thinking”bet that looks like crap”.In the end i’m going antique looking with chalk paint.So the case wood condition does not matter.I was not about to buy some plywood since i work at an osb mill.We started running a product for Lazyboy Furniture,they have used plywood for years.The voids in the ply were so bad they were losing money so we supply a 4×8 sheet of 3/4 sanded both sides osb that has the rigidity of plywood and more it weighs like 83 pounds per sheet.I wanted to see how it would take paint,it worked great there is so much resin in that stuff it soaked it in,curious about stain though.

-- Tbarksdale Cullman Alabama

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#1 posted 06-26-2014 11:43 AM

What is OSB?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 01:49 PM

OSB is compressed resin and wood “stuff”. Mostly used as sheeting for home building under siding, roof substrate.

I wouldn’t use it to do what your thinking. If you want cheap and strong, why not MDF?

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#3 posted 06-26-2014 04:39 PM

I would just use cheap birch plywood. its very cheap and since you will be painting it anyways it doesn’t matter what it looks like. As for making something from poplar and oak as long as both are stained the same color most people cannot tell the difference especially if its some sort of heavy gel stain.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 01:27 AM

Like i said i know what your thinking,the average american perception of osb is that its crap.Only good for sheathing.Mdf is bad on the horizontail due to saggage.I will post some pics of this stuff.Birch Ply is 80 bucks a sheet for good stuff,I got nothing invested in this other then pulling it off the sawline after it was pressed and sanded.If it fails no money lost.

-- Tbarksdale Cullman Alabama

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