How to Attach Corrugated Metal to Cabinet Doors

If you have ever tried to attach corrugated metal to cabinet doors, you know that it can be a difficult task. The metal is often too thick for standard screws or nails to penetrate, and if you try to use adhesive tape, the metal can often warp and peel away from the door. Below we will show you a few methods that can help make the process easier. We will also provide tips on ensuring that the metal stays attached to the door, even under heavy use.

 

  • Screws or Nails

First, we will start with the most common method: using screws or nails. You will need to find screws or nails that are long enough to penetrate the metal and reach the doorframe. If you cannot find any that are long enough, you can try using two shorter screws or nails side-by-side. If you use screws, you will also need to drill holes into the metal. It will help prevent the metal from warping when you screw it. To do this, use a drill bit slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw. Once you have your screws or nails, you can attach the metal to the door. Start at one corner and work around, ensuring the metal is flush against the door.

 

  • Strips of the Tape

If you find it challenging to keep the metal flush, you can try using tiny strips of the adhesive tape to help hold it in place. Just be careful not to use too much tape, as this can cause the metal to warp.  Once the metal is attached to the door, you can use a hammer or mallet to tap it into place gently. Ensure all edges are flush against the doorframe so there are no gaps. If you want an extra level of protection, you can apply a thin layer of clear silicone caulk around the edges of the metal. This will help seal it and prevent water or other liquids from seeping in.

Let the silicone caulk dry for 24 hours before using the door. Once it is dry, you can test it out to ensure the metal is securely attached.

 

  • Epoxy Resin

We recommend using epoxy resin to create a powerful bond between the metal and the door. Mix the epoxy resin according to manufacturer’s instructions and apply it to the back of the metal. Then, press the metal into place and allow the epoxy to dry for 24 hours. Once the epoxy has dried, you should find that the metal is now firmly attached to the door. This method is very reliable but is more time-consuming than the other methods.

 

Last Words

Although you have learned about attaching corrugated metal to cabinet doors, the same principles can be applied when working with other materials. Read through the instructions before beginning and use the correct tools and supplies for your project.

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