Kitchen Cabinet Makeover: Metal Inserts

Get standout kitchen cabinets with metal inserts crafted from radiator screens.

What You Need:

Drill and 1/2-inch bit


White paint


1-inch wood strips

Black paint

Wood glue

1. Remove the door panel by drilling a 1/2-inch hole in the center of the panel, inserting a jigsaw, and cutting an X from corner to corner.

2. Paint the cabinet door and let dry.

3. Glue 1-inch-wide wood strips, painted black, on the back of the door frame so 1/2 inch shows from the front.

4. Use tin snips to cut the radiator screen to fit the frame.

5. Bead wood glue on the black wood strips, then position the screen on top.


  1. I already have pressed tin inserts but would like to paint them could you please tell me which paint I should use

  2. You can get the screens at home depot in the building supply section

  3. Where do you get the screen? This project is perfect for an old desk with glass doors.

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