How to install chicken wire into the furniture doors
If you try to achieve the country look in your interior you can’t go wrong with the chicken wire. I painted two hutches so far and both of them have got the chicken wire doors. It is not too hard to do if you know how. In this post I want to share mini tutorial on how I did it, worked good for me.
What you will need:
- Old hutch.
- Lever bar scraper tool, to remove glass.
- Chicken wire.
- Wire cutters.
- Protective gloves (edges of the wire are sharp as well as the glass edges).
- Screw drivers to remove doors from the hutch.
To start – remove the doors, remove the glass with the help of the lever bar tool (to remove the wood pieces that might hold the glass or staples). Be careful with the glass, wear gloves to avoid cuts.
Keep all the screws and hinges in a safe place like a bag or box. They have tendency to disappear when you need them.
Next, you will have to measure the opening of the door or frame you are working with. Then measure and cut the needed size of the chicken wire.
Did you know you can use pliers to cut wire? There is special cutter part in it. So (!) to properly cut the chicken wire you will have to look at the picture below, make sure you are cutting the wire in between the cells right in the middle (see pic.)
Prepare the stapler, it has to be strong (industrial) one.
Place the chicken wire into the door opening, you can stretch a bit each way to make sure it lays straight and the edges of the wire touching the frame all the way around. Then staple the individual wire edges to the wood as shown on the images below.
And that what you will have to have as the result.
Attach the door back to the hutch. (Find your hinges and screws… they were somewhere around… I just saw them…).
After you done all that, you can paint the furniture or frame, you also will want to paint the wire. I just use regular brush, don’t forget to paint both sides: back and front.
That is easy to do and results are awesome. What do you think? I hope you found this tutorial helpful, write to me some comments and recommendations…