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03-12-2018 08:26 PM

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Can anyone tell me where I can purchase 1/4” Hardboard? I want to use it for templates and jigs.
Thanks Larry1592


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#1 posted 03-12-2018 08:50 PM

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 09:23 PM

They sell it at all the big box stores. It’s often referred to as MDF.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 09:40 PM

These days my local Home Depot doesn’t
carry 1/4” tempered hardboard. That’s the
dark brown stuff. They do carry 3/16” and
1/8” though. They sell MDF in 1/4”.

It’s getting harder to get cabinet grade panels
at my local big box stores. I have to go to
plywood dealers. You may have some in your
area you’ve never heard of.

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#4 posted 03-12-2018 09:40 PM

I cannot find it either.
Both Big Box Stores stay it’s not available in my area. (Fresno, CA)
“Not available within 100 miles” it says
HD used to stock it but no more.
Not even available if you order it.

Frustrating!

-- There' are two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

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#5 posted 03-12-2018 09:47 PM


They sell it at all the big box stores. It s often referred to as MDF.

- Rich

MDF and hardboard are cousins, but they are different beasts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardboard

But, they DO sell it at the big box stores, at least the store I go to.

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#6 posted 03-12-2018 11:10 PM

MDF and hardboard are cousins, but they are different beasts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardboard

But, they DO sell it at the big box stores, at least the store I go to.

- Kazooman

Got it, thanks for clearing that up. I thought they were different names for the same thing. Since the OP mentioned wanting it for templates, I will say that MDF will work just fine. That’s what I use for all of mine.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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