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Old 02-24-2013, 01:10 PM   #1
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Magnetic Backsplash

I made a magnetic backsplash for the wall above the stove and solved 3 problems. 1. Ugly wall 2. More insulation (and most important) 3. Another place to stick stupid magnetic souvenirs.

I wanted to use stainless but magnetic stainless is hard to find and costs $$$. I used sheet metal and 1/2 aluminum angle iron for the basic shape. The angle iron frame is reinforced with left over wood flooring. I used a double layer of Home Depot Reflectix under the sheet metal. I made a series of relief cuts to the wood supports so that I could bend the backsplash to the wall contour. I used clecos to hold the thing together while I did the install. Used a 1/8" bit with 1" #8 sheet metal screws to attach the thing to the wall

I wouldn't want it to get a around, but I was watching Martha Stewart on TV who said you can cut sheet metal with a utility knife. I guess everything you see on TV really is true. Please don't get the idea I am a regular Martha Stewart fan. You actually score the sheet metal a dozen or so times and then bend the line and it snaps off. Please don't get the idea I am a regular Martha Stewart fan.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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Smile Nice work!

You must get lots of good ideas from being a regular viewer of Martha Stewart.
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I'm soooo going to do that! Right now we stick our "stupid magnetic souvenirs" on the frig at home. Thanks for the idea.
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Nice job!
It's a good thing.
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Very nice!

Got to have those magnets. . Little mini-snaps of great places you've been.

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I'll bet she "makes" you watch Kathie Lee and Hoda on the last hour of Today too.

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