Greetings Jeff and welcome to the forum, you can find MDF board and laminate at Home Depot, Lowe" etc. If you do not have one close by checking out a local lumber yard.
Check out some of the galleries here to see what others have done. Your insert you can get from Harbor Freight at a very good price. Look around and you'll find what it is you are looking for.
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