For several years now, I’ve been pulling a piece of 1/4″ OSB (waferboard) out of the garage to clear the snow off my driveway after a storm. If the snow isn’t too heavy, it works great, and gets the job done in a HURRY! What may have taken 30 passes with a regular snow shovel only takes four or five swipes with my trusty sheet of OSB.
This year I cut some handles in my OSB snow shovel near the top using a hole saw and jigsaw. I also cut about a foot off the width so it’s a little easier to manage & maneuver. (For REALLY strong human snow plows this step may not be required). Then I cut the sides at an angle from the handles down, getting rid of the top corners and a little weight. With these few cuts, my scrap piece of OSB has become a snow shovel on steroids!
Make one of these yourself and you’ll be setting snow removal speed records in your neighborhood.
DIY Material Cost Breakdown
- 4′ x 8′ x 1/4″ OSB (about $10)