Plywood has been one of the most recognized and trusted wood building products for decades. Manufactured from thin sheets of cross-laminated veneer and bonded under heat and pressure with strong adhesives, plywood panels have superior dimensional stability and an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Plywood is available in a wide variety of appearance grades, ranging from smooth, natural surfaces suitable for finish work to more economical grades used for sheathing. With more than a dozen common thicknesses and over twenty different grades, plywood is well-suited to a multitude of demanding applications, including; subflooring, single-layer flooring, wall and roof sheathing, structural insulated panels, marine applications, siding, webs of wood I-joists, pallets, industrial containers, mezzanine decks, and furniture.
OSB Wafer Board
Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a widely used, versatile structural wood panel. Manufactured from waterproof heat-cured adhesives and rectangular shape wood strands that are arranged in cross-oriented layers, OSB is an engineered wood plane that shares many of the strength and performance characteristics of plywood. OSB’s combination of wood and adhesives creates a strong, dimensionally stable panel that resists deflection, delamination, and warping. The applications for OSB is very similar to plywood, including; subflooring, single-layer flooring, wall and roof sheathing, structural insulated and webs for wood I-joists.