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Project by kiefer posted 10-06-2013 04:27 PM 6273 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this panel from leftover OSB sheeting I got from a construction site ,FREE.
I think this is a good repurposing of material that would just wind up in the trash .
The panel is made from the sheet at the left and glued into a 3”x3” blank and then sliced into strips and glued up into a sheet showing the edge grain on the face .
Easy ,took about 15 minutes plus waiting for the glue to dry .
I think this is a nice looking material and will incorporate it into some upcoming projects after I do a little more experimenting with some stain and may even try some sculpting .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-06-2013 05:13 PM

This is a great example of creative thinking Kiefer and good use of otherwise throwaway materials.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-06-2013 05:45 PM

Unique idea can’t wait to see what you make from it.


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#3 posted 10-06-2013 08:35 PM

I am interested in what you will do with this. It will definitely and some zing to whatever it is. Nice find.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 09:54 PM

I’m interested how your going to use this

-- Guy,PEI

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 10:32 PM

Takes a seat in back of the room, waits patiently

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 11:50 PM

With a little though nothing goes to waist! I’ll be watching to see your next idea! You sure do keep me on my toes!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 12:43 AM

Is that sanded smooth or will it take on a different look?

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#8 posted 10-08-2013 02:20 AM

Thanks for the comments and interest in this experiment ,appreciate it and any ideas are welcome .
Nice little panel from throw away material and an interesting look ,we will see what becomes of it and how it reacts with stain ,sanding or filling and what type of finish works best since it is porous material .
The panel you see here is made up from four strips and glued together with clamps and I am debating if I should send it through the planer or just sanded . The appearance should not change after sanding but judging by the box top in my previous project the colour of the different strands will be showing from white to black and all in between when a finish is applied ,love the look .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 10-08-2013 03:12 AM

I’ve always looked at OSB as cheap construction lumber. Thanks to you Kiefer I have a new found respect for it. Maybe you can use an epoxy finish on it, fill the voids and finish it in one step.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#10 posted 10-13-2013 12:42 PM

Wow, what a great way to repurpose “trash” to get an even greater result~! I’m curious to hear how a test run thru the planer goes.

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#11 posted 11-18-2013 01:59 AM

I Liked your idea , and made my own sheet.
ran thru the planer and saw to make it square.
the little pieces left behind crumpled in my hand.I wonder about it strength.
I used yellow glue and plenty of it.
More when I finish my experiment.
TNX for the idea.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#12 posted 12-11-2013 07:00 PM

I ran some left over OSB through a planer to see how smooth it would get. To be honest, the face, once planed, isn’t ugly at all. I have yet to make anything out of it, but plan on it now after seeing this and kiefer’s OSB box. Got a few ideas mulling in my head right now.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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