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I remember the Aspenite days. Also known as Waferboard. Similar in appearance, I believe that the wafers in Aspenite were randomly placed, as opposed to being "oriented" in a specific direction in the case of OSB.
 
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I remember the Aspenite days. Also known as Waferboard. Similar in appearance, I believe that the wafers in Aspenite were randomly placed, as opposed to being "oriented" in a specific direction in the case of OSB.
I think I can remember wafer board.
 

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Is aspenite the stuff that I've heard referred to as "beaver" board? Came in 2'x4' panels?
No, beaver board is kind of like a harder (sometimes )version of Homasote. Usually has 1/4 x 1 1/2" lath covering the seams, came in full 4 x 8 sheets.
 

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When it first came out it was 3/8" thick or less, big chunks used to flake off. Some people used it for paneling, just used varnish over it.
 

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I remember being able to count every sheet on the roof

After it was shingled!
 
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