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can you suggest a better product for this?

This is a frame I cut out of a sheet of particle board that I get from lowes or home depot. I wrap a fabric around this and staple on the back side to hold it. The tension needs to be pretty tight. The issue I'm having is the tension on the fabric cause the frame to bow slightly, resulting in the frame not laying 100 percent flush. I'm using 3/4" material. Can anyone think of a better option. I was hoping to steer clear of assembling out of strips of wood. The sheet method is much faster.

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I would try either 3/4" MDF or plywood.
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I would try either 3/4" MDF or plywood.
Just regular plywood. Nothin fancy?
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Just regular plywood. Nothin fancy?
Not surprised, particle board has almost zilch structural strength although it is very hard and flat.
I suggest checking into AB or AC grade plywood. The lower construction grades may have unpatched large voids on the face which may show through your fabric. Another inexpensive option may be OSB (oriented strand board), also in 3/4 thickness. That will have one very slick side and one textured side.

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burn it an use Plywood

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mdf would be a step up from particle board.. a good grade of plywood even better or just go all the way and make a model of it and have it machined out of billet titanium.
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