Can I order a shelf cut-to-size online. For Canada
January 27, 2020 9:36 AM   Subscribe

I want to order a shelf (as in a piece of somewhat finished wood-like or not-too-plasticy-plastic) cut to size. Is there somewhere that does that? MDF, laminate, etc. fine. Size is probably 11" wide and about 23" long, so nothing crazy. I know I could go to home depot, but I think they only cut length (not width) and also I would have to go and carry the shelves back, etc. ugh.
posted by If only I had a penguin... to Shopping (6 answers total)
Do you mean literally just one shelf, not a whole unit?

Home Depot can cut to width, as well, FWIW, but that won't solve your transport issue. However, their accuracy would be spotty. What you are asking for, though, would be trivial for any kind of woodshop or even a nearby handyman who has a table or even a circular saw, if you know of anyone.
posted by synecdoche at 9:52 AM on January 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Any "x 12" material will be 11~1/4". Just FYI.

Honestly, I think what you'd pay a handyman to do this would be worth it in this case.
posted by humboldt32 at 9:58 AM on January 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Huh....11 and 1/4 is pretty much what I was hoping for. And yes, I meant just a shelf itself not a unit.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 10:24 AM on January 27, 2020

So you could go and get a 1" x 12" pine board at any lumber yard or big box store and have them cut it to 23". That would be easy enough to manage even with a normal car.
posted by humboldt32 at 12:23 PM on January 27, 2020

I haven’t had issues with Home Depot accuracy. I used to bring a tape measure and mark the board where I wanted the cut. My only issue with Home Depot is the fact that the co-founder donated to Trump. Any local lumber supply store is able to do the same.
posted by bonobothegreat at 12:48 PM on January 27, 2020

Any business that has a table saw and carries sheets of shelving/cabinet material could do this very precisely in a minute or two.

If I wanted to do this here (in Oz) I would go to any of the 4 Joineries/Cabinet Makers in my small town and get them to cut it from some of the stock they carry for kitchen cabinets, which would include MDF and laminates of various types.
posted by mewsic at 1:02 AM on January 28, 2020

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