Regarding this question: What exactly is doorskin?
Mine is not a duplicate because the one above does not fully answer my question, exactly how can I find this product or something similar?
I'm trying to make templates for countertops and all online references mention using strips of doorskin. They even go so far to say that it can be found at any hardware store or home center. I live near Chicago and cannot locate anything called "doorskin" at Ace, Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards. They also do not sell any plywood thinner than ¼". Nor ⅛" luan, nor single-ply plywood, or anything else like that. One answer mentions Lowes, but I cannot find anything called "doorskin" at Lowes online or in their stores.
I found 5 mm thick hardboard in 4x8 sheets at Home Depot, but that is far too hard/dense and way too thick. The whole point of doorskin for countertop templates is that it's cheap and thin; cheap enough to throw away when done and thin enough to cut with heavy scissors or utility knife.
If the experts are correct and this product can be obtained from a chain home center, then why is this not listed online as a SKU on any of their websites?
I'm looking for help with how I can find "doorskin", or a suggestion for a reasonably priced substitute (not cardboard since it would be too flimsy for accuracy).
EDIT: Not necessarily looking for shopping advice, but advice that will help me locate this product.
- What else might this be called? So far, keywords such as "doorskin" or "⅛ luan" have yielded nothing productive. (Google search results for "doorskin" are cluttered with car doors!) Does a brand name come to mind for this?
- What kind of material could be used in place of this to make a suitable counter-top template?
¼" x 4' x 8' Sanded Utility Plywood (Actual Size .185" x 48" x 95-7/8") Menards® SKU: 1252006