Looking for thin backing for a CD storage unit

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Old 03-15-09, 11:48 AM
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Looking for thin backing for a CD storage unit

I've built wooden CD storage unit (on coasters), and I'd like to add a panel on the back - the kind that usually comes with purchased DIY furniture kits: usually a lightweight cardboard material that you nail on with finishing nails. I don't need to paint it, and it doesn't need to hold the CD unit square (it's already square and secure).

Where can I find something like this? What words should I search for? The closest thing at Lowes or HD is a very thin plywood, which is much heavier than necessary for my project.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
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Old 03-15-09, 12:31 PM
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Check to see if they sell "door skins" at your local stores/lumber yard. Thats about the thinnest thing you will find, unless you really do go to cardboard or some sort of synthetic material like FRP or counter laminate.

A door skin is very thin plywood..maybe 3/32-1/8". Can be just nailed on with brads.
 
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Old 03-15-09, 12:50 PM
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You should be able to purchase sheets of 1/8" tempered hardboard. You'll probably want to predrill holes for the little brad nails you'll use to attach it.
 
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Old 03-15-09, 02:15 PM
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I would opt for the tempered hardboard as well; I've used it for backing on several projects.
 
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Old 03-15-09, 06:08 PM
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Masonite? See if there is a small scrape piece at a near by cabinet builder.
 
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