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Wood products made for indoors should be considered based on structural stability, long-term durability under various conditions, and recyclability. Composite wood products are often made using adhesives that contain urea-formaldehyde (UF) resins.

Oriented Strand Board
  • Also known as OSB, waferboard, sterling board, or exterior board, this is a high strength, structural wood panel formed by binding wood strands with resin in opposing orientations
  • High mechanical strength and rigidity compared to plywood and other structural panel products
  • Low ecological impact
  • Fully recyclable
  • Resin type should be considered for human health impact, and the production process should be monitored for air pollutant emissions
FSC Birch Multi Ply
  • Ideal for all applications requiring a high weight to strength ratio
  • Outstanding woodworking and appearance qualities
  • Allows for great machinability and cutting
  • Provides superior dimensional stability




  • Many brands contain no added urea-formaldehyde
  • Contains 100% pre-consumer wood fiber recycled content




  • 50% to 100% recycled newspaper
  • Post-consumer waste
  • Paper-based composite
Kirei Board
  • Rapidly renewable
  • Made from sorghum straw waste
  • Zero VOC adhesives
Bamboo (Vertical, Horizontal, End Grain)
  • Rapidly renewable resource
  • Dimensionally stable, durable
  • Often made in China