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OSB Conibear boxes? #6937034
07/21/20 09:04 AM
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I'm looking to build some more conibear boxes, and I happen to have a bunch of 1/2" OSB laying around. I know the stuff isn't really designed to withstand the elements. But I'm thinking a couple heavy coats of an oil based paint that they would last a while. Anyone ever use OSB for this application?

Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: ] #6937046
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No but had to cover two attic windows and all I had was OSB so I painted them up with a couple coats of oil base and that was 5 or 6 years ago

Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: ] #6937065
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Yes but you don't want to have to carry em very far.

Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: SNIPERB🦝] #6937134
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Originally Posted by SNIPERB🦝
Yes but you don't want to have to carry em very far.


Where I plan on using them I have atv access, so weight isnt really an issue.

Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: ] #6937255
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They work fine. If you take a 1x1 piece and put in the corners to nail or screw into it will hold even better. Nailing OSB to OSB isnt to practical to last. But with a kicker scab piece in the corner you can nail or screw both pieces to it and it will be stronger. Couple coats of paint and it will be alright.


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Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: ] #6937468
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Not withstand the elements? Half the house's In Alaska are un protected OSB. LOL
I have 2 deer blinds made out of OSB just paint those boxes and you will be good to go.


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Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: ] #6937931
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OSB expands a tad when it gets wet. The coon won't notice.


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Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: ] #6940063
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Probably be easier to chew thru.


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Dead coon don't chew.


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But somebody trying to get at them will.

Last edited by BigBob; 07/23/20 05:39 PM.

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Originally Posted by BigBob
But somebody trying to get at them will.

Don't know anybody that eats OSB

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Squirrels chew them up much quicker than plywood boxes.


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Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: bctomcat] #6940510
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Originally Posted by bctomcat
Squirrels chew them up much quicker than plywood boxes.


Yes, I was going to mention if he planned on leaving them out like a lot of guys do marten boxes, OSB is not a good idea simply because a fair percentage of them will be ate up by next season. If he is picking them up he ought to be fine.

Re: OSB Conibear boxes? [Re: Turtledale] #6941348
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Originally Posted by Turtledale
Originally Posted by BigBob
But somebody trying to get at them will.

Don't know anybody that eats OSB


Not the box, the catch.


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