Using punched tin panels purchased from Irvin’s Country Tinware and yardstick rulers gathered from thrift shops & hardware stores, I created 2 doors to fit this old hallowed out radio cabinet I scored on trash night & painted. A dresser or book shelf would work just as well, as would chicken wire or screen instead of the tin panels.
To make your own tin punch panels from scraps of sheet metal or screen door kick panels, check out my youtube tutorial for making punched tin panels.
I measured the cabinet opening, then cut the yardsticks with a jigsaw to make front & back frames for the 2 doors (note: always use protective eye gear and follow power tool safety instructions)
I sandwiched the punched tin panels between the ruler frames and drilled holes, adding some wood glue for reinforcement before sealing the corners of the make-do doors with wood screws. Finally, I added cabinet hinges to attach the doors on my cabinet ~ and now have a primitive pie safe cupboard!
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