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In the US, what do you call the board or panel used as bulletin boards? Answered

I'm thinking of the kind that is very easy to push thumb tacks into.  It has almost no structural integrity - very easy to break corners off.  It's more of something to go over a wall to push pins into.  It's not a foam product - definitely wood particles.  What I've seen and used in the past was primed on one side.  It's similar to what ceiling tiles are made of - but 4x8 and maybe 3/4 inch thick.

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rickharris

Best Answer 3 years ago

LDF - Low density Fiber board.

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mole1rickharris

Answer 3 years ago

Thanks! That looks like the stuff.

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rickharrismole1

Answer 3 years ago

Thanks - In the UK and possibly in the USA it is often refferred to by a manufacturer's name - Sundeala

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Jack A Lopez

3 years ago

I think the material you seek, "similar to what ceiling tiles are made of", is called either Homasote(r) or fiberboard.

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

That word, Homasote, is a brand name, but the word may also refer to generic versions of the material, especially if you see the word spelled with a lowercase "h". Also, using this word in a Google(r) search, seems to bring up links meaningful to making bulletin boards, like these two:

http://www.marthastewart.com/1065377/homasote-boar...

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-bulletin-board...

Although calling it fiberboard, or fiber board, might be ambiguous, because there are other kinds of engineered wood out there, called "fiberboard".

Actually the only places out there, I have seen calling it "fiberboard", or "fiber board", in the context of bulletin board material, are office supply mongers, sites selling pre-made bulletin boards (BBs). It seems they make BBs out of many different materials, including cork, recycled rubber, and this "fiber board" stuff.

Maybe RickHarris has it right, i.e. calling it "low density fiber board" provides enough specificity to differentiate it from the other, harder, more dense, fiber boards out there.

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

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

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Vyger

3 years ago

cork.