How to Replace Cabinet Glass with a Metal Screen

We have an entertainment unit in our family room with some glass cabinet doors.  Over time, the glass loosened from one set of doors (probably because my daughter kept pulling at the rubber pieces that were holding the glass in place), and we had to take it out for safety reasons.  When the glass was in place, we always had to open up the doors when we used the electronics, because things would get hot in there, and the glass didn’t exactly hide the unsightly boxes very well.  So, we needed a solution, and Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick gave me the perfect idea in one of her posts (you can read it here).  She replaced her cabinet door fronts with a metal screen, and we decided to do the same. Here’s how it went…

This is a before picture of the two cabinet doors with the glass missing.  Not a very pretty look, right?.

We removed the cabinet doors from the unit. You can see a picture of the inside of the doors below.

replace cabinet glass with metal screen


We bought a metal sheet from Lowe’s, and I used one of my favorite tools to cut two pieces to fit inside the cabinet doors.

replace cabinet glass with metal screen


Unfortunately, I didn’t take a picture of the next step.  We used 1/4″ staples, and our staple gun to attach the metal sheet to the doors (stapling right through the screen and into the lighter/unfinished part of the wood, seen two photos above. With the screens securely attached, we replaced the doors back onto the entertainment unit.

And here is the finished product. Not only do the screens hide the electronics, but they provide much-needed ventilation, as well.  A perfect solution to our problem.  Thanks Thrifty Decor Chick!

replace glass cabinet with metal screens

By | 2016-09-22T09:41:05+00:00 January 28th, 2015|DIY Projects|Comments Off on How to Replace Cabinet Glass with a Metal Screen