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New wood in my trailer?

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
I have a 16' enclosed trailer and I need to replace the wood for the walls, anyway here is my question can I subsitute OSB for plywood?
The OSB for 1/2 inch is one third the cost of plywood right now, and this is going on the walls not the floor. I would like to get the wood before the prices go up.
 

SinjonAssociates

LawnSite Member
Location
Littleton, CO
If you are going to screw anything into the sides of the trailer using standard wood screws you will have serious problems down the road as you hit bumps and potholes etc. Osb will not hold up like plywood will, that is why your trailers come with plywood from the factory.
George
 
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DJ Contracting

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
If you are going to screw anything into the sides of the trailer using standard wood screws you will have serious problems down the road as you hit bumps and potholes etc. Osb will not hold up like plywood will, that is why your trailers come with plywood from the factory.
George
Mine came with that cheap luanwood i plan on running 1x4 along the top and attach any hardware to the 1x4's
 

Gravel Rat

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
British Columbia
Go with regular plywood I wouldn't buy OSB its got to be the worst crap on the market. How much is a sheet of 1/2" plywood ?
 

nobagger

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Pa
Mine came with that cheap luanwood i plan on running 1x4 along the top and attach any hardware to the 1x4's
Dido on the CHEAP!!! luan. One of my guys tested its strength when the trailer was 2 days old...the luan didnt win,lol. I ended up using 1/2 plywood 14" high around the entire bottom.
 
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DJ Contracting

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan
Go with regular plywood I wouldn't buy OSB its got to be the worst crap on the market. How much is a sheet of 1/2" plywood ?
The 1/2 plywood is 17.98 and the 1/2 OSB is 7.49 again it will be inside my enclosed trailer on the walls.
 
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DJ Contracting

DJ Contracting

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Mid Michigan

EgansCountryGardens

LawnSite Member
Location
Plymouth, MA
Yeah go with the OSB for the price. I'm a carpenter before I got into the landscape business. Your screws wont loosen from hitting bumps. Just use fender washers behind your screw heads. If you want to screw an additional 1 foot strip of 1/2" plywood down the sides on top of the OSB, you can use that to screw any brackets into.
 
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