View Full Version : Quick poll: OBC board or luan?

05-07-2008, 03:27 PM
Think I already know the answer, but what do YOU use in your haunt or what do you suggest? OBC 1/4 inch is $5 a board, LUAN is @ almost $10. If the wood is used inside and looks are not that important, your thoughts?

Matt Marich
05-07-2008, 04:09 PM
The OSB is stronger but both are really rough and potenially dangerous surfaces if your audience is coming in contact with them. Both splinter, but the luan is worse. I like 1/4" to 3/8" good one side plywood, if you buy in quantities you get to around $ 11.00 to $ 14.00 per sheet. Take bids, all the retailers are hurting now. Walls are an investment, build them right and take care, they will last a long time!
I like framing with 2 x 3 instead of 2 x 4, it takes up less storage room!

Boo Crew Production
05-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Luan really requires a backing such as the sub floor of your home. 1/4 OSB is much more structurally sound for wall panels. although 1/4 PLYwood is about the same price as luan as well as 3/8 PLYwood is roughly the same as luan.

Hope this helps you out.

05-07-2008, 04:43 PM
I only build with ply wood because scene designing over osb is just way too hard, and it's horrible to cut. I also don't use anything less that 1/2" thickness because anything else usually gets destroyed in 1 weekend with the customers we normally get.

The Doctor
05-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Or destroyed by actors, nothing like walking into a room and finding an actor with his foot stuck in the wall where he was doing a flip off the wall LOL.