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Will plywood be replaced by OSB (Oriented Strand Board)?

In the early 80's some industry leaders thought the days of softwood plywood were coming to an end, to be replaced by waferboard and OSB. But new technology has allowed the use of smaller logs (as small as 5 inches in diameter) to remain competitive.

A spindleless lathe...

How small of a log can be peeled?

New lathe technology allow logs as small as 5 inches in diameter to be peeled. And, spindleless lathes can peel down to a 2-inch core.

How important is the quality of logs coming to the veneer plant?