Answer by ifud84 (27) Masonite paneling is an optional choice for any bathroom with a rough wall or without it because this instrument can be pulped under the steam and in a high pressure.
3/8' or 1/2" drywall over the masonite would make the electrical relatively easy using the simple box extensions you can get. I would think the masonite would make a good base for the drywall as long as it is still relatively flat.
Masonite siding is often used to cover the exterior walls of some homes. Although it is not as commonly used as other sidings, homeowners who do use it find that it is often the preferred siding. Although it is not as commonly used as other sidings, homeowners who do use it find that it is often the preferred siding.
Between 1980 and 1998 the company was creating low-quality boards that weren’t properly compressed or installed; therefore they didn’t retain any of the benefits Masonite siding is supposed to create, thus the reason for the Masonite recall.
Place the next 4-foot by 8-foot Masonite sheet as tightly as you can against the sheet installed in the prior step. Seams should be close enough together that you can barely see them. Install four 1 1/2- inch drywall screws on each side, top and bottom to secure the Masonite siding in place.
Region Construction and Maintenance Handbook (1935) recommended that Masonite or plywood be installed horizontally on walls, with a chair rail applied over the horizontal seam between sheets. If these wallboards were installed in dwellings, the handbook recommended varnishing them.
Masonite siding is delivered with its face primed with some sort of paint, but the reverse side (which faces the inside of the wall, where all of the aforementioned problems occur) is left bare. It is a good idea to “prime” the reverse side of the siding before it is installed.
Masonite? offers many types of doors with a variety of detailed panels and glass openings. The configuration is made up of the number of doors in your entry way. If you have sidelites, include this in your door opening, too.
If the Masonite has not been installed on the walls, apply preservative to all edges. Allow the preservative to dry according to the manufacturer's directions. Apply two coats of primer to the Masonite wall, allowing drying time between coats per the manufacturer's directions.
Masonite was patented in 1924 in Laurel, Mississippi, by William H. Mason, who was a friend and protégé of Thomas Edison. Mass production started in 1929. In the 1930s and 1940s, Masonite was used for applications including doors, roofing, walls, desktops,  and canoes.
Masonite is a type of hardboard, and it doesn't do well in the humidity of the bathroom. The edges of sheets can delaminate, and the centers tend to bubble away from the wall. Whoever installed ...
Masonite Architectural warrants all flush wood doors sold under this warranty to be of good material and workmanship at the time of shipment, and to be free of defects which would render said door unserviceable or unfit for the ordinary recommended
How to Install Masonite Flooring | eHowLaminate and hardwood floors often use masonite, a brand of pressed-wood fiberboard, as an underlayment floor covering. masonite covers a wooden subfloor or concrete slab's imperfections, giving the laminate or hardwood flooring a smooth and flat surface to bond against.
My sister-in-law, Lisel, came to help me paint my room one weekend and we also got the plank wall up too. I had her use the stud finder and she went above and beyond by using a yard stick and a marker to let me know exactly where every stud was down the wall (above).
Early 20th-Century Building Materials: ... on interior walls and ceilings. These included Masonite, Nu- ... Insulation board could be installed on interior walls
Editor's Note: This is article 11 of 18 in Chapter 2: Exterior Walls of the Old House Web's Home Restoration Guide.This guide was developed and edited for old homes from original material in the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rehab Guide.