|Forum topic by Billyboy||posted 01-22-2011 02:32 AM||1782 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
01-22-2011 02:32 AM
Can anyone point me to a source for metal mesh/screen to be used in cabinet doors that will have electronic equipment behind them?
The screen needs to be open enough that heat will escape, and it will need to not interfere with the IR signal from remote controls. The holes have to be small enough to keep my grandkid’s fingers away from the knobs inside.
I’ve seen a posts elsewhere that seem to indicate that steel mesh will interfere with the IR signal. Does anybody have an opinion on this? Our cabinet hardware is satin finished nickel plated, so a brushed aluminum or steel mesh would be nice.
I only need mesh for two cabinet doors so I’ve got to be able to buy a small quantity at a reasonable price.
So far, the best deal I’ve found is at McMaster Carr. Some of the online mesh suppliers are very expensive – $180 to $250 for a 2’x4’ panel! McMaster Carr is more like $60 for 36”x40” aluminum or steel diamond mesh.