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Old 08-31-2007, 08:32 AM   #1
Reed Rediger
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OSB for boxes

Has anyone use OSB for homemade boxes? I'm sure it begins to chip away as it becomes worn, but it is so cheap. Maybe I'm wrong and it is a perfect substitute. Any advise???
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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Re: OSB for boxes

I would spend the $10-$15 more for a sheet of plywood and only build the box once. I am sure OSB would work but the box would be heavier and it would eventually fall apart.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:27 AM   #3
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Re: OSB for boxes

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I would spend the $10-$15 more for a sheet of plywood and only build the box once. I am sure OSB would work but the box would be heavier and it would eventually fall apart.

Agreed. OSB doesn't like moisture either. It would never last in my basement LOL
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:31 AM   #4
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Re: OSB for boxes

Well, that is all all I really need to hear. I'm going for quality on everything else in my gym, might as well spend the money on the plywood. Thank guys!!
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
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Re: OSB for boxes

Hello there,

Recently finished off a gym. Used OSB throughout on the interior walls. 23/32" thick stuff.

To see the stability of it, I constructed a 24" x 24" plyo box from it. I weigh around 215 pounds. I can do plyo jumps and weight step ups on it, but I'm not sure I'd feel too comfy if I were say 260+.

My next boxes will all be sturdy thick plywood and probably have an interior liner of hardwood or something.

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