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Furniture ESP

The smarter alternative for the furniture industry

Our Furniture ESP (Engineered Strand Panel) is designed for use as framing in upholstery furniture and in other demanding interior applications.

Strong and uniform

We apply industry-leading processes to manufacture panels to precise specifications. Using the latest in strand and resin technology, combined with mill capabilities, our panels align multiple layers of wood strands in alternating directions, which are bonded together with resin, heat and pressure. The resulting panels are consistent, strong and uniform.

Norbord produces three grades of furniture panels for the upholstered furniture industry, each with increased density and strength capabilities:

  • Furniture FN is our standard, cost-effective furniture panel.
  • Furniture FN HD has increased density and strength capabilities.
  • Furniture FN HD+ offers all the benefits of FN HD with superior fastener-holding capabilities – our strongest furniture panel yet.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • A cost-effective, high-performance panel offering three grades of density and strength
  • Engineered to meet stringent furniture industry standards
  • Available in various thickness including 7/16, 15/32, 19/32 and 23/32
  • Standard panel sizes are 4×8, but our state-of-the-art continuous presses can offer specific lengths to meet the needs of our industrial customers
  • A highly competitive replacement for expensive plywood panels
  • Manufactured and engineered for strength
  • No core voids, knots or other defects, finished for 100% usage of the entire panel without waste
  • Lays flatter and straighter than other panels, with no warping or cupping
  • Various levels of sanding available upon request
  • All our panels are CARB (California Air Resource Board)-exempt
  • Reduced production and labor costs
  • Norbord offers a “peace of mind” furniture program

Norbord offers all customers the services of our Solutions Team. Our team of industry professionals can work with you to design a panel that meets your demanding needs

FN FN HD FN HD+
Thickness 7/16, 19/32, 23/32 15/32, 19/32, 23/32 15/32, 19/32, 23/32
Sizes 4×8 4×8 4×8
Core Density Good Better Best
Screw & Staple Holding Good Better Best

Need a customized industrial panel for your business? Contact our Solutions team to see how our team of experts can engineer a panel tailored for your needs.

  • Sizes / Lengths:
    4x8
  • Thickness:
    7/16, 15/32, 19/32, 23/32
  • Edge Seal Color:
    None
Have any questions regarding industrial products?
Contact us today.