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King Starboard is a plastic material often used for backing plates. It's a bit flexible, so you need to make the backer slight larger than you would if it were metal. Plywood works well, but it needs to be a little on the thick side, so in some applications it's better to go with metal. Also, if you use plywood, make sure to seal it with epoxy (preferably a penetrating or thinned epoxy) to keep it from rotting.
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