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Old 09-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #278
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Originally Posted by xluben View Post
Interesting. Thanks for the info. So is it even worth it to do OSB vs. drywall? It looks like OSB will cost me at least 2x or 3x as much. Which is heavier? I figure I will do whatever is cheaper or lighter for the the ceiling. I liked your build thread. I just created a thread over there, but I haven't really done anything yet.
I chose OSB b/c I didn't want to finish drywall. The OSB might have been close to 2x the cost of drywall at the time I purchased. The cost to have it finished and the delay in time wasn't really worth it to me personally. Couple that with a few holes I knocked in the old drywall (what was left of it at least), and that is where I ended up with OSB for the durability.

As far as weight I think OSB is slightly less. There are many datasheets from different building product manufacturers that compare different materials, like this one

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