9e5ysf1zqfkjyg3fymhr

Make a strand-board table

with Ryan Frank

In this online course, Ryan Frank, a furniture designer based in London and Barcelona who specialises in what he describes as ‘edgy, free-range furniture, with sustainability built in as standard’, shows you through simple illustrations and instructions how to create his strand board Table.

The project employs a single sheet of OSB (oriented strand board), a cheap material made from shredded wood compressed with adhesive and commonly used in the building industry, hidden away in floors, roofs and walls, but is also often seen covering up broken shop windows or creating walls around construction sites. As a result, it can frequently be found discarded in skips, or bought inexpensively from a hardware shop. This design leaves very little waste from a sheet and is held together with the minimum of fixings. It can also be customised to work in different sizes.

This project by Ryan Frank has been taken from Rebecca Proctor’s Upcycle: 24 Sustainable DIY Projects with kind permission of Laurence King Publishing.


Your Instructor


Ryan Frank
Ryan Frank

Ryan Frank is a furniture designer based in London and Barcelona, who specializes in what he describes as ‘edgy, free-range furniture, with sustainability built in as standard’.

When Ryan creates his designs he considers their capacity to use recycled materials or be recycled themselves, the social implications of extracting raw materials and the efficiency of the production process. He believes that including these ideals in a design philosophy from the start, rather than tacking them on at the end, constitutes a true step towards ‘green’ design. Ryan’s extremely varied output of eccentric and experimental designs — from chairs upholstered in fabric scraps to corrugated iron room-dividing screens — is characterized by a diverse use of materials, many of which are associated with far humbler applications.



Your Course Outline


  What you'll make
Available in days
days after you enroll
  What you need
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 1: Transfer shapes onto board
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 2: Cut out pieces
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 3: Slot table legs together
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 4: Draw a cross
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 5: Drill screw holes
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 6: Position tabletop board
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Step 7: Repeat with lower shelf
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Your strand-board table is now complete!
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Get started now!