OSB Chessboard

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Project by bobkberg posted 1691 days ago 3933 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

YAOP (Yet Another OSB Project) – Chessboard

Unlike many chessboards, this one could not be sanded or planed after glue-up. Since the base material is OSB – stained and finished before being sliced and re-glued, I had to get the material planed precisely, and then very carefully aliigned.

I did hedge my bets slightly by putting extra coats of varnish over the stained OSB prior to cutting and gluing it into strips and then squares. That way I was able to sand the finished board lightly without the risk of sanding through the stain.

As usual with these OSB projects, the borders are made of strips of 2X4 – usually scraps. The entire project is finished with semi-gloss poly.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#1 posted 1691 days ago

thats cool, i like the look

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#2 posted 1691 days ago

I like it as well. Most definitely different.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 1691 days ago

i love this, looks very cool and all osb i have this mad idea of designing a range of funky afordable furniture all made from osb at least now i know high end projects are acheveable with osb…

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#4 posted 1691 days ago

unusual material well done

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1691 days ago

I love the idea..who knew OSB could be high class..

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#6 posted 1690 days ago

That’s really good. I’ve got a ton of OSB lying around and now I know what to do with it. Thanks for posting!

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#7 posted 1688 days ago

That is a pretty cool looking Chessboard. OSB its not just for the shop furniture any more. :)


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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