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Basics & Theory

APA: Overview Of Oriented Strand Board
Engineered Wood Association free publication describes OSB composition, properties, code acceptances, and applications.

CWC: Overview Of OSB
Canadian Wood Council provides an overview of OSB including grades, sizes, quality control, moisture control, and fire safety & guidelines.
Information Sources

Norbord: Online Video Tips For Framing With OSB
Norbord, an OSB manufacturer, offers online educational videos on best framing practices using OSB.
Issues & Performance

APA: Buckling Of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing
Engineered Wood Association technical note Buckling of Wood Structural Panel Sheathing describes mechanism and construction features that contribute to sheathing buckling and includes suggestions for correction. Free site registration required.

APA: Combustion Byproducts From Wood Structural Panels
Engineered Wood Association bulletin Combustion Byproducts from Wood Structural Panels summarizes available information regarding the environmental concerns of burning wood structural products containing adhesives.

APA: Prevent Panel Buckling With Proper Spacing
Engineered Wood Association online video Prevent Buckling with Proper Spacing explains their recommendations for correct spacing between plywood or OSB panel joints and demonstrates how improper spacing can result in panel buckling.

APA: Voluntary Product Standard PS 2-10 For Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
Engineered Wood Association updated Voluntary Product Standard, PS 2-10 Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels provides information on performance requirements, adhesive bond performance, panel construction and workmanship, dimensions and tolerances, marking, and moisture content of structural-use panels. Revised June 2011. Free site registration required.

APA: Water Vapor Permeance of Wood Structural Panels
Engineered Wood Association document addresses water vapor permeance of structural wood panels, vapor retarders and their role in wall-system design. Free site registration required.

Energy Vanguard: Moisture And The Quirkiness Of OSB
Energy Vanguard says oriented strand board (OSB) gets blamed for a lot of problems that are really the fault of the designers and builders.

GBA: Is Cold OSB Wall Sheathing A Risk?
Green Building Advisor discusses whether or not, if you build a very thick wall, your sheathing will stay cold and wet.

GBA: Is OSB Airtight?
Green Building Advisor says some builders and researchers in North America and Europe report that air can leak right through oriented strand board.

JLC: Is Weathered OSB Okay?
Journal of Light Construction says OSB sheathing retains effective structural strength even after prolonged weathering has caused the surface to turn gray.

JLC: OSB Offgassing
Journal of Light Construction discusses whether or not toxic offgassing from the OSB in the wood I-joists are a real concern.
Procedures

APA: Easy Siding & Trim Attachment to OPB & Plywood
Engineered Wood Association online video explains how OSB and plywood sheathing can be used as a sturdy, code-compliant nail base for siding and trim.

JLC: Which Way With OSB Sheathing?
Journal of Light Construction clarifies when OSB should be installed vertically or horizontally.
Product Supply

Remodeling: Pros & Cons Of Oriented Strand Board Vs. Plywood
Remodeling magazine describes the pros and cons of oriented strand board vs. plywood to help select which panel is right for your homes.
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