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Thread #66964   Message #1115493
Posted By: Helen
13-Feb-04 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: What are Wobble Boards made of?
Subject: RE: What are Wobble Boards made of?
From memory it was made from a sheet of something called Masonite, which is a type of "wooden" sheet made of compressed wood shavings/sawdust. It comes in different thicknesses but the wobble board was probably only about 1/4 inch thick. It looks like thin, hard, preserved sheets of brownie fudge.

An Art lexicon says:

Masonite ® - A trademark used for a type of fiberboard employed as a surface for painting, but manufactured principally as wallboard for use in insulation, paneling, etc. It is dark brown, with one side that is very smooth, and the other bearing the texture of an impressed wire screen.

If you can't get Masonite then maybe thin sheets of plywood might work.