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OSB - STERLING BOARD

1220 x 2440mm Oriented Strand Board OSB2

8' x 4'

1220 x 2440mm Oriented Strand Board OSB2

Product Code: 84osb2

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1220 x 2440mm Oriented Strand Board OSB2

 

OSB/2 - Load-bearing boards for use in dry conditions.

 

OSB (Oriented Strand Board) is an engineered wood-based panel consisting of strands of wood which are bonded together with a synthetic resin; the strands are pressed together in layers. In the outer layers strands are generally oriented longitudinally in line with the panel length, whereas in the middle layers strands generally lie in a cross wise direction.

Working with OSB

OSB can be cut by a hand or power saw and machined (routed, spindled, planed and bored) with common woodworking machinery. Tungsten carbide cutting edges are recommended for use with powered tools.

Appearance

OSB is readily identified by its relatively large and long wood strands. The orientation of the surface strands is not always visually apparent, especially in small cut pieces of panel. The main merits of OSB lie in the field of its mechanical performance, which is directly related to the geometry of the strands and their orientation within the panel. Although OSB is made up of relatively large strands of wood, its surface is relatively smooth and this can be further enhanced by sanding without loosing the aesthetic character which is unique to OSB.

OSB varies in colour from a light straw colour to a medium brown depending on wood species used, resin system adopted and pressing conditions employed. It contains no knotholes, core voids or points of weakness.

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