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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

osb. an interesting design material.

there's a natural trend in decorating today. the use of woods, grains, patterns and textures, from smooth to rough, and this new trend makes for interesting (and easy!) designing. i was perusing inside out magazine, which is an australian publication and one of the new fabulous materials they featured was osb (oriented strand board). after a bit of research, here are some fab finds of mine, utilizing osb in a variety of ways...

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the natural qualities of woods and materials such as osb introduce depth, texture and interesting appeal to spaces, residential or commercial. osb is easy to cut, you can literally sculpt walls, book cases and shelving with ease. the board is literally layered strands of wood in uneven and variegated ways. a similar finish to plywood but cheaper and in my opinion, really just more fabulous than plywood...don't' you think?

what are your thoughts on osb? would you use it? in large or small increments? i couldn't find the actual photo i saw in the magazine but inside out featured a bedroom wall, small, and they used osb as not only the wall but it acted as a small headboard in a way. it screamed for art, possibly all framed in white? to pop, to offer compromise design~wise. i thought it an interesting concept anyway. just thinking...enjoy!

2 comments:

Erica said...

These are fab finds!

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mydeco said...

Very interesting, using natural wood always bring a sort of light-ness to a rooma dn these do just that. Thanks for finding these, may have to eperiment and if there are similar materials to make a room using mydeco's 3D room planner!