I love masonite as a support for oil paints. The last time I went shopping for masonite, I went to Home Depot and hung around until someone had time to carve up a giant board into 80 or 90 little rectangles for me. The boards were all a bit irregular, some varying widely by the six by eight inches I wanted, but whatever- they were cheap – just the price of the board, which was maybe $20, if I remember correctly. The guy who did the cutting waved the cutting price for me because I let everyone with more simple cutting orders go first.
My supply is running low, so I called up Home Depot to check on that cutting price. It’s four dollars a slice, they tell me! Jesus Christ on a stick, that puts my order at over $400! And on top of that, they don’t cut anything under ten inches, so I couldn’t pay them that arm and leg if I wanted to.
I’ve been scouring the area for lumber yards, and I’ve had some people over the phone scratch their heads and tell me they don’t know where I can have this done. I’ve got a couple more places to call that are annoyingly far away, and I’ve got an art supply wholesale place to try, but they only sell precut boards that are more costly and not quite the size that I want.
Do any of you have suggestions on where I could have masonite cut to specific dimensions for a reasonable price? Is it possible to have this thing ordered over the internet?
Thanks. . .