(Oriented Strand Board), also known as sterling board, is formed by layered flakes of wood in specific orientation. Its wooden strips are compressed and bonded together with wax and resin adhesive, making it versatile, strong and cost effective. OSB boards can be used for structural and non-structural uses in dry conditions. Key Features
- Ideal for sheds, pallet tops, display boards, shelving and various other applications
- No knots or voids
- High durable and versatile
OSB is particularly appropriate for load-bearing applications in construction due to the structure of strands within its panels and high mechanical properties. It is commonly used for roof decking, wall sheathing, flooring and can also be used as a wood-based panel product. Large quantities of OSB are also used in site hoardings and pallet tops as well as industrial packaging and sarking. For ease of use it can be cut by a hand or power saw and machined (routed, spindled, planed and bored) with common wood working machinery. When using powered tools it is recommended that Tungsten carbide cutting edges are used.