How To Hang Sheet Metal In Your Cabinets

How To Hang Sheet Metal In Your Cabinets


Hey guys, it’s Alejandra. And it’s Friday
morning and I was about to head out of the house and I was checking my email and I got
an email two days ago from somebody who wanted to know how to hang sheet metal inside of
their cabinets. They saw the picture of that cabinet right there in the background. This
is my kitchen. And they wanted to do the same thing inside their own cabinets so I figured
I’ll just do a video because she’s not the first person who has asked and instead of
just like taping up boring instructions, it’s a lot easier to learn when you have a video. So the first thing to do when you hang sheet
metal inside your cabinets is to measure your cabinet and see how much sheet metal you want
to hang. So for me, it was a no-brainer. The cabinets that I have, have these border around
the edges that’s a bit thicker than the inside of the cabinet like where the sheet metal
is so I just measured the inside of the border and took that measurement and went to Home
Depot. When you go to Home Depot or Lowe’s or whatever
hardware store, any hardware store is going to have the right material so you can really
go anywhere. But when you go to Home Depot, you want to look for sheet metal and not aluminum.
Aluminum looks very similar to sheet metal but it’s not magnetic. So you don’t want to
buy that because it’s not going to work. Nothing is going to stick to it. But let me show you exactly what sheet metal
looks like. It’s going to come in like just a plain sheet like this. It’s going to come
like this. The other side is decorated. But it’s going to come like this and it’s probably
going to come in like 12 x 24 or 24 x 24 or 48 x 48. It’s probably not going to come in
the size that you needed. So you’re going to have to cut it. And it seems kind of difficult
to cut because it’s kind of thick and it’s metal but it’s actually very simple to cut. So once you grab your sheet metal in the size
that you need or the size that’s closest to the size of your cabinet, you are going to
want to get a pair of tin snips. Now, tin snips are – they’re made to cut through metal
and they are – they come in different sizes. These are the small ones. They also have really
large ones. The reason I have these is because I picked them up for Ed when I got the small
ones in case I couldn’t cut the sheet metal myself. This was the first time I did it.
But it’s actually very simple to cut so the small ones work great for me. But they come
in two sizes. And if you don’t already have a pair of all-purpose
gloves, you’re going to pick up a pair of gloves. Don’t use your tin snips to cut the
sheet metal without wearing gloves because sheet metal is really sharp and it can just
like pierce through your skin and cut you. So make sure you pick up gloves. Those are
at Home Depot also. OK. So after you have your sheet metal and
you have your tin snips and you have your gloves, you’re going to want to pick up 3M
Multipurpose Adhesive Spray. So this is pretty much just like a glue spray. It comes out
like a spray paint. You just spray it and it is super sticky. You have to be sure that
you’re positive you want to permanently hang the sheet metal inside your cabinets because
if you use this stuff, the sheet metal is not coming off unless you like yank it off
and then you’re going to destroy your cabinets. So make sure you’re positive you want to do
this. And if you are then use this stuff. If you are not sure you want to have it permanent,
you can try getting 3M Mounting Strips. They’re sold at Home Depot, Target has them. The Container
Store has them. Basically, they’re just mounting strips that are sticky on both sides and they’re
movable. They don’t hold up as well as this stuff but again, it’s not a permanent solution. OK. So once you have all your materials, you
come back home, you cut your sheet metal then you’re going to want to spray the sheet metal
with your glue spray or line it with those mounting strips that I talked about and then
you’re going to want to hold it against the cabinets for like one to two minutes to make
sure it’s secure before you let go. And then after you glue it to the cabinet,
you’re going to probably going to wait like – I’ll probably wait like four, five hours
before you actually hang something on it just to be sure that it’s secure and in place.
And once it’s secure, you can go ahead and put all your magnets from your fridge to your
interior of your kitchen cabinet. And I love doing this because I don’t like
looking at the refrigerator on the outside and seeing like magnets everywhere and papers
everywhere and pictures. That’s just my personal style. So if you want to hide some of this
stuff, try this idea. Another idea if you don’t want to hang sheet
metal and you want to make the project a little bit easier, you can use these corkboard squares
that I just got these from Target. The Container Store has them also. They are super easy to
cut. You don’t need tin snips. You can just use regular scissors. Cut them. Spray them
with the glue spray. Mount them and then just use a thumbtack to hang whatever you want
to hang inside your cabinets. You can also the do the same thing inside
of like your bathroom cabinets or a cabinet in a piece of furniture or anything that has
a door. Like it doesn’t only have to be a kitchen cabinet. So that’s just another idea
for you. I’ll see you guys soon. Bye! 2

30 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Great video!! Ale can you please make a detailed video about how to organize you reach in closet!!! Please I am in great need of ideas…… Gracias

  2. you r so creative i lov all your ideas why couldn't have those creative thought thank god for you
    i guess that's why
    i became a nurse noy a decorator I will have to do this for sure my new house almost finished I am so excited and your ideas will make it even better tks again

  3. Well…welll…just call me "3M Super 77", 'cause just like this stuff I'M GLUED to your videos! This one is great, OMG it is 2:00 a.m and I'm still watching. You're awesome! 😉

  4. They should be with other metal products such as angle iron. This stuff usually next to the bolts. If not availble at your local HD, Lowes and maybe other hardware stores might sell it.

  5. I checked all the comments and responses to see if this was addressed – did not see it so I will ask: What do you do with the sharp edges of the sheet metal after it was cut by the tin snips? Do you file them somehow? Thanks for your hoped-for response.

  6. I love this, it's just what I need. I have a computer armoire in which I'm gonna place the sheet metal on the inside of one door, and the cork board on the inside of the other. Thank you!

  7. Love it! Can't wait to try this out on my kitchen cabinets! I'm going to use copper sheets to give it a "Rose Gold" look. I also want to label the contents of each cabinet so that the kids will [finally] put the dishes away in their designated space. Still scheming up a way to tie in the 2 concepts…. Any ideas? 
    P.S. As always, thank you for the video! 😎

  8. Let's say you want to hang a metal sheet on your wall. could you drill it into the wall, or would it be better to use that glue spray?? its liks 3×3 (ft), any ideas??

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