Oriented Strand Board

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OSB Wood Panels

This study examines the US market for oriented strand board (OSB) wood panels.

Markets for these products encompass construction and industrial uses. Construction uses include:

  • roofing
  • siding
  • wall sheathing
  • flooring (subflooring and finish flooring)

Industrial applications include:

  • engineered wood products
  • material handling products
  • furniture and fixtures
  • transportation equipment

Historical data for 2009, 2014, and 2019 and forecasts to the years 2024 and 2029 are provided for OSB production and demand in square feet and current dollars. Data in square feet are actually volumetric measurements, since the various types of wood panels are each associated with a standard thickness. The standard thickness (as most commonly accepted within the industry) for OSB is 3/8 inch.

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