Better Crating OSB or Plywood

Which Material Is Better For Crating, OSB or Plywood

A crate is a large container used to transport or store items. The majority of crating materials are made of wood, although they can be of plastic or metals. A wooden crate is a self-supporting structure that may have wood sheathing covering it. Crates have gained popularity because they allow fragile and valuable goods to …

OSB RV Manufacturing

How OSB Board is Used in RV Manufacturing

OSB (Oriented Strand Board) is a type of engineered wood product that has gained popularity for use in the manufacturing of RV’s. OSB is a type of plywood layered with thin sheets of wood oriented in different directions. OSB has been manufactured and used for over 50 years because it provides an economical, durable and …

Why Lumber Prices are Down

Why Lumber Prices are down 74% since May 2021

While inflation in America is approaching a staggering 6% per annum, it’s shocking to see prices on anything dropping by as much as 74%. That is exactly what has happened to lumber prices in recent months. As recently as May 28, 2021, lumber prices were at $1,515 per thousand board feet. As of September 3, …

Lumber Price Drop

What The Lumber Bubble Pop Means For The Rest of 2021

The Lumber Bubble Pop has had a significant effect on the housing market. Lumber prices have fallen by 70% in less than one year, an unprecedented event that could not be predicted. However, the bubble popping does not mean that all is lost for 2021. Here are reasons why this drop in lumber prices is …

How Does OSB Compare to Plywood

With lumber supplies high and prices falling, lumber manufacturers are looking at decreasing production. All of this will help bring lumber prices more in line with the prices of oriented strand board (OSB). Since both of these materials can be used for a wide range of construction projects, pricing is now less of a consideration. …

Wholesale Lumber vs Retail

How is Wholesale Lumber Different from Retail Bought Lumber

The success of your construction project will depend on several factors, first and foremost being the materials you buy. If you are building any kind of a substantial structure, lumber will likely be the most important material on your shopping list. When it comes time to hunt down your lumber and make a purchase, you …

Current US Plywood Market

The Current U.S. Plywood Market in 2021

Current Market Size | Demands | Housing Boom | Delayed Response Market Outlook | Supply and Demand | How Silvaris Helps Plywood and lumber prices overall experienced an extreme spike in the early part of 2021, peaking in early May and dropping quickly to levels approaching but not yet matching pre-pandemic prices in July. Though …

Offset Increasing OSB Prices

Ways to Offset Increasing OSB Prices

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a sheathing material used by contractors, architects, and builders in both residential and commercial construction. The material has a wide range of uses, including roofing, sub roofing, floor underlayment, wall sheathing, I-joist, among many other services. OSB has commonly been used as a sheathing material because of its benefits and …

The Current State of OSB Market 2021

The Current State of the OSB Market in 2021

Current Market Size | Sustainability | Market Growth | US Dominance Growth Inhibitors | Market Challenges | How Silvaris Helps During the first six months of 2021, manufacturers of plywood and OSB saw a huge price surge. Summertime new home construction reached its highest levels in over a decade, leading homebuilders to make large purchases …

Difference Pole Building Stick Frame

The Difference Between a Pole Building vs. Stick Frame

There are many modern practices for constructing a new home or structure. Depending on the type of structure you are making, there is an ideal build style that will create a sturdy framework in an economic manner. The two main framing styles used today are stick framing and pole framing. Each one boasts different advantages …