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.
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.