I wouldn't have believed this if I hadn't just seen it: working in a
building owned by a friend, I saw floors--finished interior ones--made
That's right, oriented strand board; you know, that underlayment stuff
that's so ugly nobody in their right mind would consider it for finished
work, right? Except that when it's sanded and varnished, it looks really
I don't know if this is something that's even been published anywhere,
possibly in some architectural magazine or other; the architect who
remodeled my friend's building suggested it. It was installed more than
a decade ago and has stood up to wear pretty damn well.
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