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Author Topic: Where to buy decorative grilles?  (Read 1643 times)
Herbert West
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« on: June 11, 2014, 05:43:22 am »

 I was wondering if someone could point me toward a source for small scale decorative grilles? Basically along these lines in either steel or brass.

http://www.mcnichols.com/gallery/product-photos

Most sources I've found have the larger scale stuff, like you'd find in door panels or fireplacec covers.  What I need is the type with small holes.The sort of thing you'd find covering a speaker or cooling vent on a small hand held device. Normally I use wire mesh, but I'd like to have something more decorative.



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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 06:30:36 am »

Try  computer fan grills, some case fans have interesting covers.  Available at shops catering for computer builders & case modders.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 12:26:19 pm »

I still have lots of these grilles.  They have been used by several of the great builders at BG for eye screens.  Happy to send you or anyone them for free.





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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 01:10:26 pm »

I remember seeing small pieces of "expanded metal" or punched sheet metal in Sears and in True Value stores in New Jersey.

It was not so long ago, 2012 if I remember rightly, and the pieces were about the size of an A4 sheet of paper; probably aluminium, stainless steel and brass.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 07:04:47 pm »

I just found this by Googling "pierced brass grilles" I'm sure someone in the USA must do similar things.
http://www.justgrilles.co.uk/pierced-brass-grilles.htm
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2014, 07:07:20 pm »

I just found this by Googling "pierced brass grilles" I'm sure someone in the USA must do similar things.
http://www.justgrilles.co.uk/pierced-brass-grilles.htm



Thats the sort of thing I'd like, but with holes much smaller. Say 1mm or less.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 02:19:42 pm »

Try the shops that sell stuff to make dolls houses.  They will have grills for dolls house radiators.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 04:12:54 pm »

any use?

http://www.dexmet.com/Products.html
http://www.aliexpress.com/popular/expanded-metal-mesh.html
http://www.sorst.de/en/products/mirco-mesh/#2
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 11:48:39 pm »

Look for "perforated metal", "perforated grille", and "expanded metal".


Brass, perforated. Intended for air outlets and such.


Brass, expanded. From Dexmet.

Plenty of stuff available. Finding small meshes in small quantities can be tough, though. Keep looking.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 07:24:44 am »

I just found this by Googling "pierced brass grilles" I'm sure someone in the USA must do similar things.
http://www.justgrilles.co.uk/pierced-brass-grilles.htm



Thats the sort of thing I'd like, but with holes much smaller. Say 1mm or less.


What thickness of material (in mm or fractional inches, please, not wire gauge)?
What hole spacing, hole diameter? And how critical are these?
What material? I.e., does it have to be brass, or would another metal be acceptable (maybe painted)?

Another possible substitute might be wire mesh (as used for filters and sieves).
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 05:39:57 pm »

Sent out a couple of sets of grilles today.  Anybody else want some?
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2014, 08:59:26 pm »

Home Depot carries some limited styles
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2014, 11:24:13 pm »

You guys have been great. Thanks for the links and the ideas. But once again, Goodwill comes to the rescue. I found a wire mesh drawer divider for all of $4 that I'm going to cut up. Isn't recycling wonderful?
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