How to Get Shiny & Smooth OSB for Furniture

Learn how to turn OSB into perfectly smooth and shiny drawer fronts using a coat of epoxy resin. Easy high gloss finish tutorial.

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Matthew Cremona - September 4, 2017

Love that look!

    KimballCody - September 7, 2017

    Pneumatic Addict you know you’ve arrived when Matt comments on your videos.

    TheMowjo - November 23, 2017

    I love the look! I’ve been doing the cockpit floors on my boats this way since the 1980’s, I’ll now be replacing my cabin cupboards doors now using this method, never even thought about using it for furniture,

    Hervé Malempré - February 17, 2018

    Willys

    crocusinmay may - November 27, 2018

    @Pneumatic Addict what did you use as a seal coat?

3x3Custom - Tamar - September 6, 2017

Love how this looks! Makes me want to play with more epoxy

    Pneumatic Addict - September 6, 2017

    3x3Custom – Tamar thanks! Me too! I love epoxy

Alan R - September 14, 2017

I never considered this, but wow.
Very nice, and nicely done!
My wife even thought it was cool…and she usually thinks I’m nuts. LOL

Mike Kapotsy - October 13, 2017

I never thought I’d love the look of OSB chipboard for fine furniture. Nicely done.

    Mike Slaybaugh - October 27, 2017

    Mike Kapotsy OSB is not fine furniture. God these diy idiots make me sick.

    Mike Kapotsy - October 27, 2017

    Mike Slaybaugh notice I said “the look” of OSB. I realize OSB is not fine furniture nor do I think this piece qualifies as such. I do like the patterned look of it though.

    Mar D - January 23, 2018

    I’m blown away as to how little reading comprehension you posses.

    the code official - January 29, 2018

    Mike Slaybaugh you sir, are not fine furniture

Roomies Garage - October 14, 2017

Great tutorial was very nice to watch thanks for the entertainment and inspiration

Henry J - October 15, 2017

Nice idea. I think trimming the edges with a strip of wood might look good too

Kreith 32 - October 16, 2017

Really nice. I should try this in one of my next projects. Amazing 🙂

greetings from a german maker 🙂

StariusPrime - October 16, 2017

I’ve always hated the look of OSB, but you made it look pretty cool. I never would have thought of treating it with epoxy!

John Smith - October 19, 2017

I can’t believe that someone made chipboard look good.

    don't Care - September 21, 2018

    I don’t . They didn’t. Imho

    tgmforum tgmforum - May 6, 2019

    Well technically, “chipboard” probably wouldn’t look quite that good. This is OSB, which is more carefully oriented in perpendicular layers. Be careful of that if you’re ordering online. They look very similar, because the orientations aren’t perfect, but with run of the mill chipboard the construction is a bit of a mess and more likely to have gaps.

Bobby Patton - October 20, 2017

That much resin must have cost a fair bit of $$$ eh?

    tgmforum tgmforum - May 6, 2019

    That’s what I want to know. I remember looking into it for an art project I had in mind years ago and it was crazy.

Phillip Toone - October 30, 2017

I’m pretty sure you spent more on the epoxy than the OSB. I’m just curious if you got more epoxy on the floor than on the board.

    Gregg Hernandez - June 29, 2018

    You will always have some waste when working with Epoxy. Like she said, better to have mixed more, than not enough. Just like with Michelangelo’s David… there was a ton of “wasted” marble, but just look at the finished product!

    Doi Bing - May 17, 2019

    Yeah, but it evens out to the cost of quarter inch plywood if you buy only the amount of epoxy needed for the project. I prefer this however since you can use pigments in the resin and make it really whatever you want. And the resin makes the wood really durable and resistant to chipping.

MrGoatflakes - April 13, 2018

Also maybe cheaper polyester resin might work nearly as well? Not quite as hard finish but (at least used to be) much cheaper.

Skully Wood & Metal - April 19, 2018

Great technique all I can add is please wear gloves with epoxy.

    Pneumatic Addict - April 23, 2018

    Thank you! And yes, I need the reminder : )

Brian newton - May 4, 2018

A lovely result. and a great instructional video too. Thanks for sharing.

SteampunkBelladonna - July 2, 2018

Ummm, if you run the rough side of the OSB through a planer, you get a very nice bird’s-eye birch look. Found that out accidentally, like most things I do.

    Pneumatic Addict - July 3, 2018

    Oh that’s cool! I believe it. I loved the patterns I got just from sanding it. Cool idea!

    tgmforum tgmforum - May 6, 2019

    @Pneumatic Addict I keep wondering if instead of a black frame you used the same exact OSB but just dyed darker. That way it would have the same gloss and effect as the facing planes, but still have the contrast. Beautiful work btw.

Alejandro Cantu - March 19, 2019

I’m not a fan of OSB I’ve seen water damage in construction. But I love gave the OSB resin to protect it and a beautiful glass finish.

Michael Builds - March 24, 2019

Oh my god I absolutely love how that OSB turned out!!! I never thought OSB could look so beautiful!

James Kennedy - May 30, 2019

clear hockey stick tape or wrestling mat tape (wider) cost more that painters tape but epoxy wont stick to it.

    Pneumatic Addict - May 31, 2019

    Thanks for the tip!

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