OSB Gets Fancy

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Project by rmac posted 09-05-2018 04:10 AM 1547 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I made a crude box out of some weird plywood from the scrap bin that looks to have something like OSB for the core. I used plain old butt joints held together with glue and screws, so there were a lot of exposed edges that were actually kind of interesting because of the weird plywood.

So what would happen if we exposed those plywood edges on purpose instead of by accident? Something like this little picture frame, maybe.

I gotta get a piece of real OSB now to see if it has all the neat light and dark streaks like this plywood does.


-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs.

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#1 posted 09-05-2018 10:30 AM

OK – now we’re talkin’
That is really attractive

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#2 posted 09-05-2018 11:23 AM

Indeed looks great…what a wonderfull idea!!

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#3 posted 09-05-2018 12:07 PM

I like it !! ~ thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 09-05-2018 12:20 PM

Good looking frame, Russ!!


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#5 posted 09-05-2018 01:42 PM

That came out great from scap. Nice work.

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 08:25 PM

That’s really cool. You should check out Kyle Toth on YouTube. He did an OSB bowl a while back that was gorgeous.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#7 posted 09-05-2018 09:42 PM

That’s really cool and something I’m going to shamelessly copy!

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#8 posted 09-05-2018 10:24 PM

That looks seriously exotic – great find! I have a sheet in the shop – gotta check it out tomorrow. I just might shamelessly copy, too :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#9 posted 09-05-2018 11:10 PM

Thanks, guys!

PhillipRCW: That bowl is indeed nifty. I also noticed that kiefer here on Lumberjocks made some really nice boxes that use OSB in one way or another. Check out his projects here:


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