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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 01-26-2007 11:23 PM 5525 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this as a Graduation gift for one of my nieces. This is my own design.
The frame is constructed of White Spruce, and the panels are OSB oriented strand board.
This was an experiment that turned out pretty nice. The sanded down OSB took the stain real good. It looks quite similar to cork. Dark walnut stain. With Satin polyurethane finish.

This is the only good picture I have.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Don

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#1 posted 01-26-2007 11:39 PM

This is very nice, Dick. It has a Spanish feel. What is the top? Have you used mortise and tenon construction in the panel frames? I’m unfamiliar with the term OSB - what does this stand for. The panels look like what I would call ‘chip board’.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-27-2007 12:12 AM

OSB Stands for oriented strand board, oka, chip board. There are 3 plants that make it in this area. They use Aspen oka, Poplar for the chips. Its mainly used for sheeting of walls & roofs. They used to sell it with a sanded finish. I’m not sure anymore about that. Right now with the poor homebuilding market, They’ve been temporarily shut down. You can buy it for $4.99 for 7/16” x 4×8’ sheet now at Lowes. That’s about 1/2 price of what it used to be. I guess a guy should buy a carload, and hoard it.LOL

The corners are just tongue & groove. The top is OSB with Spruce frame around perimeter. The chest is still in one piece yet. I must have done something right.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#3 posted 01-27-2007 12:37 AM

Dick, very nice! I like how the OSB looks with finish. Very unusaul use for OSB. Looks great!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Obi

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#4 posted 01-27-2007 12:57 AM

As much as I hate OSB, this is a VERY nice chest, Dick.

You just might be a lumberjock, if you can make cheap, ugly OSB look good.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 01-27-2007 01:02 AM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Shawn

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#6 posted 01-27-2007 08:42 AM

the OSB is a very cool touch, my home town in the north of BC is an OSB town, the stuff is practially free up there, I’ve seen guys turn it into 4×4 flooring sheets, turns out lookin very nice great use of a much hated product

-- Cheers

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 01-27-2007 01:09 PM

Hi Shawn
Thanks, I was wondering which company owned the mills in your area. The reason I’m asking, is a Canadian Company called Ainsworth bought the three mills in this area from Potlatch a few years ago. I heard one of the reasons they shut down the plants here, is they’re building, or recently started up a huge new plant up in your area. I guess the costs of logs are higher here than Canada.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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bigpops0259

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#8 posted 01-27-2007 04:37 PM

Hi Dick, This is an interesting use of OSB. I”ve used the cedar OSB. You are ahead of your time with this project.

-- Marty Ohio

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Mark A. DeCou

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#9 posted 01-28-2007 02:44 PM

Hey Dick: I know a guy that makes a ton of money turning OSB and other man-made wood materials like Paralam beam material, on his lathe. They look great when turned, and a person would never figure out what it was if they didn’t ask. He combines it with hardwoods for design effect, like you have done on your table. Great.

Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Wooder

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#10 posted 04-01-2007 10:38 AM

Sorry for the late post Dick. Very clever use of such a common construction material! It does indeed look like cork. I think it’s a fine peice.

BTW OSB does have a smooth side and a rough side. The smooth side goes down on roof sheathing, rough side up. Smooth to make sliding on rafters easier and rough side to walk safer on. fyi

-- Jimmy

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 04-01-2007 12:43 PM

Thanks Wooder,
I’ll take a compliment anytime. I’m sorry about your losing your shop. I love trees, & that’s an awful loss, but at least you’re getting something back from them.

7/16” OSB is real cheap up here now. Lowes is selling it for $4.88 / sheet now. At one time you could buy OSP pre-sanded on one side, but I haven’t noticed it lately. They’re 3 plants in this area, & 2 of them are shut down now for lack of demand on the housing market.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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