particle board floor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michiganlarry, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The floor in the shed we converted to a coop is made out of osb particle board. I have a piece of linoleum to cover the chicken side but was wondering if I should seal the osb with paint or poly varnish.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    If the top is covered with linoleum then it's the bottom that worries me.
    It will absorb moisture and eventually crumble. This may take years to
    happen but if you can paint the underside it may help.

    Any type of particle board is a poor choice where moisture is involved.
     
  3. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coop will end up sitting on blocks and be about 18" off the ground. I guess I could send my sons under there with paint brushes.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Sure, put those kids to work. [​IMG]


    18" should be ok since it will provide enough ventilation. Just check it
    every now and then. It should be fine.
     
  5. ozzie

    ozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Particle board just tends to swell if any moisture gets into it. And believe me unless you're totally diligent about sealing any nook and cranny that moisture could possibly seep in, it will happen. You only have to look at kitchen laminated cupboards that have a particle board base to work out what will happen. The edges are the problem if you already have walls up, that's where the moisture seeps in, just make sure you seal it real well. As PC said, it's a poor choice where moisture is involved.

    ozzie
     
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  6. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Particle Board = The Sucks
    OSB = The Bettah
    Playwood = The Goodly
    Pressure Treated Ply = The Greatly!

    [​IMG]

    My OSB floor is open to the weather right now and let me tell you, it would suck worse if it was particle board.. Right now I've got the joints [edges] swelling up and raising to the point that I'll need to knock them down with a grinder.

    Reaaaaaaaaly need to get the roof framed and up.. Blasted weather.
     
  7. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess this is OSB then. It has the big chunks of wood. OSB?
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Yup, it's OSB. That's good. [​IMG]
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:ROTFLMAO. So true, and so well put [​IMG]


    Pat
     
  10. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Priced the treated plywood. Was like $44 a sheet at the local lumber yard. They were out of cdx plywood. Guy behind the counter said this is what they use in the sheds they build.

    Hope it holds up.
     

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