What is EZboard ?
EZboard is a high-density urethane (HDU) material produced in sheets of varying thickness and densities. There are several manufacturers of HDU. I found out that not all HDU is the same. Some are grittier and more porous than others. I carved on HDU with densities from 10 all the way up to 40. Basswood has a density in the 20-37 lb/cubic foot range. A piece of HDU board has the same density on the front, back, edges and ends! Every part is the same density so the entire piece can be carved! I found 15 lb density to be the overall best for a wide variety of carving.
I settled on the HDU manufacturer who produces the smoothest, most consistent and most affordable HDU on the market. The trademark on my product is called EZboard! I have EZboard in 15 lb density in thicknesses of 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″, 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″. I will custom cut pieces for your carving needs. I will also produce plates, plaques, boxes and other items in EZboard.
EZboard will accept any type of finish which opens up a wide variety of options. You can learn more about finishing by watching my videos and following the EZcarving blog..
I’d encourage you to try carving EZboard before casting it aside saying, “Humbug! It’s not wood.”
I’ve carved basswood and butternut for 30 years. I won’t stop carving wood but I know I’ll be carving a lot of EZboard. Give it a try! You may be the only one who knows it’s not wood.