Should I pounce on this Habitat-for-humanity Restore OSB 8x10 shed?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Wink, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    First off, I love this store. and I would have never even found it if someone else on this site mentioned it. So I'm passing on the praise for the store.

    Second, I just bought a gallon on red paint specifically meant for interior/ exterior barns, fences, touted as non toxic for all livestock, poultry, etc. I wasn't planning on a barn red coop, but it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up for $8.99

    Third (and the point of the post)... There was a decommissoned old shed out in the back of the store's parking lot....the guy said it was an 8x10 shed created out of OSB board. The interior piece of wood looks like OSB while the outside had that "paneled" look, and was already primered. There were even deck block piers, which I would be using. All said and told, $30.

    Now i've done my research, and I was planning on plywood from CL.... 1/2 inch for the sides, 3/4 for the bottom.

    I'm wondering if I should just keep looking for plywood, or jump on the OSB? it's already been used, it's not as hardy. My coop
    is only going to be 5x5, so I'd have wood left over, made me think I could even double up the OSB to make the walls thicker (floor is still going to be plywood). Was thinking that I could score some 3/8 plywood and couple it with the OSB?

    I was, of course, going to paint both the interior and exterior of the coop (the outside will be barn red, naturally). If I'm going to do it, I wanted to buy the OSB and have them stored in my garage so they're protected from the elements until I actually build the coop!
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  2. dixieland

    dixieland Blue Eggs by the Bushel

    Oct 7, 2007
    Carthage, TN
    This sounds like a really good buy:D...You can always modify it to suit your needs once it's on your property...But if the building is sound and the roof is good. I would go for it.....Since it was used, you might conside ripping out the OSB and replacing with new material, as I think OSB would be difficult to properly sanitize....
  3. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would so buy it. I've seen lots of osb coop walls on here. It is super cheeeeeep.[​IMG]
  4. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:And inexpensive as well...
  5. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    My dad made a deer blind out of OSB and he loves it! I am going to make my coop of it because it is very economical and I don't want anything fancy or two expensive.
  6. Wink

    Wink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    Quote:When I wrote decommissioned, I meant that it's literally lying in separate panels on the ground :)
    the floor of it is pretty beat, but the sides looked decent. The whole thing is OSB.... But it was used as a shed, so I'm hoping that's ok!
  7. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    Coatesville, PA
    It should be fine...I built a coop for a friend this spring out the the exact same material. As long as you protect it with a good paint it will give you many years of service.
  8. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    I'd say it's a heck of a deal! I'd definitely jump on it if I had the chance. Why don't I get chances like that?
  9. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can always cover that OSB with something too, when you get it put together. That paneling you use in bathrooms shower/bath areas is awesome as its slick and so easy to clean. Shoot, for that price watch for sticky tile and put that on it too. . .just glue them down good. You could even do it before youput it together. Someone might think this is a bad idea, and I am just throwing them out there. . .but for $30 you can't go wrong.
  10. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Jump on it [​IMG]

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