Oriented strand board, or OSB, is a type of wood made by layering wood flakes in specific orientations, then compressing and bonding them together with wax and resin. The stuff is used as sheathing for exterior walls, sub floors, and roofs; often hidden from view by siding, flooring, or shingles. The architecture firm Edwards Moore brought the material inside, using it to build a wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling bookcase and media center.
The end result is an arresting wall that warms up what could have been a very sterile white room. One of our favorite elements is that all but two of the cubbies are the same size. The nonconformist cubes accommodate the TV and what looks like a secret cabinet on the right. The other perk: all the A/V equipment fits within the other cubbies.