Material Between Proofgrade Thickness

Excited to see the materials and suppliers thread but I’m looking for something super specific so going to make my own post.

A client of mine says 1/8th is too thin and 1/4th is overkill for a project.

Where can I find some nice laserable wood in a size between these?

Like this maybe?


Bust out the calipers. Quarter inch can range from .180 to .240” depending on the brand/mill.

I’ve cut this quite a bit:

It’s right about .200” IIRC.


Kim Oberlin cuts lots of hardwoods to order, if that’s what you’re after.

I get mine at 0.140” from him, he may be willing to custom mill you some stuff.

Search the forum for his name and you’ll find some examples of stuff people have bought from him.

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5 mm is between 1/8” and 1/4”. I imagine you should be able to find a good variety of products in 5 mm thickness.

There is quite a range of size and prices here,
Thin Scroll saw wood pricing sheet

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Most manufacturers have a very large tolerance for the thickness of their product. If you’re using actual lumber, as opposed to plywood, their answer would probably be along the lines of that is what a planer is for. Not very helpful for those of us without a planer or drum sander, but whatcha gonna do?