APA website features OSB and plywood for cabinets and furniture

APA-The Engineered Wood Association, updated its PerformancePanels.com website to include information about the recently enacted EPA formaldehyde regulations, and industrial applications for plywood and OSB (oriented strand board), including furniture, cabinets, and construction-related panels.

Louisiana-Pacific, Norbord swap OSB mills

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. and Norbord Inc. have agreed to swap OSB mills in Quebec. The asset exchange transaction is expected to close in early November. Norbord is transferring ownership of its mill in Val-d’Or, Quebec to LP in exchange for LP's OSB mill in Chambord, Quebec. Both mills are currently shuttered.

Home Design Centers on Moveable Interior Cabinetry Storage

Architects PKMN (it's pronounced "Pacman") used oriented strand board and industrial storage hardware - the kind used in rolling record storage shelves - to remake a cottage for a work-at-home professional. The storage components were built by carpenter Alfred Merino CaldasThe design allows the interior space to continuously adjust to the owner's daily activities, with fold-down work center, sleeping quarters (a Murphy Bed arrangement) and kitchen and dining area.

USDA Builds Model Home with APA Engineered Wood Group

The Inside View House, now under construction with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory and the APA Engineered Wood Association by Beechen & Dill Homes, shows how OSB can be part of design plans to replace some joists and studs, among other wall and floor framing methods that save energy, speed installation, and reduce waste.

Louisiana-Pacific To Add Flameproof OSB Line in Alabama

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) will produce FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing at its Clarke County facility in Thomasville, Alabama. LP FlameBlock is aa sheathing product that combines oriented strand board with a non-combustible, fiberglass-reinforced Pyrotite layer.