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Synonyms: hardboard; DE: Hartfaserplatte
Suggested Tools: should be the same as for wood
Similar (More or Less): fiberboard (MDF, HDF)

Masonite is an engineered wood material where the wood has been disintegrated by pressured steam and heat-pressed into boards without added binders!

It is reportedly very easy to work with and often used in furniture, e.g. as drawer bottoms.

You can tell it apart from MDF and HDF by the rough grid-like texture on its back which comes from the pressing process on a screen.