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From building sites to high end art galleries

As a school-leaver, Daniel Hooper served his time on building sites across Europe. Alongside qualifying as a carpenter, Daniel found himself using scraps of SterlingOSB Zero as ‘canvasses’ for his paintings.   

He liked its unique aesthetics. The random textures of Norbord’s popular oriented strand board allow for a unique painted finish for every piece. Painting the SterlingOSB Zero was also a great way to recycle the traditional building material, which was an important aspect for Daniel.

He commented, “Whilst working on building sites across Europe, I regularly saw SterlingOSB Zero in builders’ merchants and I thought, ‘Someone should try painting on this’, and so I did. I was able to create something unique from a material that may have otherwise been thrown away. It really is a wonderful material. I have used the material many, many times in construction and, over the last three years, I have used it as a canvas for my artwork too. I did an entire exhibition with paintings on OSB and the first painting I ever sold was on SterlingOSB Zero.”

Daniel’s stunning artwork is available to buy from his website,

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