OSB vs. PLYWOOD

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by nittanyxi, May 17, 2010.

  1. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between OSB and Plywood. what is better to use for the floor, sides and roof of a coop?
     
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    About $25, LOL OSB is way cheaper

    I used OSB on the walls (the outside is T-111) with insulation and then OSB on the inner walls. We used plywood for the floors (stronger). I did use stain/sealer on both the plywood & the OSB.
     
  3. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what does T-111 mean in the above post?
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Oh it's a type of siding. We have it on our house and the coop
     
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Use plywood
     
  6. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. nittanyxi

    nittanyxi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I use OSB for the roof?
     
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  8. grundail01

    grundail01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will have to seal the osb to keep it from swelling, 2 or 3 coats of paint and you're good to go.
     
  9. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    We have a large coop and the sides are OSB, has been up for 2 years and is fine, the floor is plywood, we have osb on the roof but covered it with shingles.
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    About $25, LOL OSB is way cheaper

    I recently bought 1/2" TREATED plywood for $25 a sheet​
     

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