OSB Furniture manufactures furniture using O.S.B. amongst other materials. We make standard items and bespoke pieces.
The "O.S.B." in OSB Furniture is an acronym for "orientated strand board".
It is made from coniferous wood species grown in forests that meet
exacting and independent forest stewardship standards. Logs are usually cut from plantation thinnings' or from the top third of the
tree thus leaving the rest to be converted into sawn wood products.
This way of collecting wood helps the growth and sustainability of
the trees, plants and wildlife. Once the logs are cut, the bark is
removed and chopped into strands. It's difficult to imagine OSB furniture made from these pieces.
The strands are then mixed with bonding agents before being formed into a mat. They're laid
carefully so that the strands on each layer face the same direction with the
two surface layers oriented in the long direction and the middle layer
at ninety degrees. Further strength is achieved from this cross-ply arrangement. Pressure and heat is then used to form this into board, which can eventually become OSB furniture.
We are proud to be Birmingham furniture manufacturers.