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Thread: Thin side panel for fridge?
08-03-2012, 07:02 PM #1
Thin side panel for fridge?
So looking for input. We just redid our kitchen, brand new everything. The way it is set up now is the fridge creates a hallway'ish bit by the entry. My wife thinks it would be a good idea to have that side of the fridge become a chalkboard. rather than painting the brand new fridge i was thinking of mounting some sort of panel to the side and painting that.
Originally i was thinking a really thing piece of sheet aluminum would be ideal since it was stiff, strong and would take the paint well, but i have no idea where to get a sheet that big and getting multiple smaller sheets would be cost prohibitive
my last trip to lowes i grabbed one of those clear light panel cover things. seemed to take paint pretty well but i worry how it will look mounted up and it is fragile.
there really is not much space for it to stick out.
08-03-2012, 08:55 PM #2Registered User
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Why not use a chalkboard?
08-03-2012, 10:01 PM #3
Funny... I just made our mini beer fridge a chalk board with the rustoleum rattle can chalk board stuff. I just gave it a light sand, two coats, then a layer of chalk. Looks really good. I would post a picture if I could from this app......
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08-03-2012, 10:56 PM #4
you can get 4x8 sheets of whiteboard at lowes...
08-05-2012, 06:59 PM #5
Uh...why not get a refrigerator panel from your cabinet set? Do you have cabs on the other side of the refer? What's the wall height? What is on top of the refer? All new kitchen plus what you say sounds ghetto? Who did the kitchen design? Got any pictures?
08-06-2012, 05:40 PM #6
the problem is the fridge buts right up next to the door so any panel would cut into entry space.the panels are 1/2 " thick and the wife doesn't want them sticking out that far
08-08-2012, 11:04 AM #7Registered User
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You could use someone like these guys http://www.metalsdepot.com/
or lookup a local supply house. Local would probably be willing to cut the sheet to exactly the size you need and you'd save on shipping.
mcmaster-carr would also be a good online source