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How to Install Decorative Wire Grilles

Decorative wire mesh grilles are a simple and beautiful way to accent furniture and cabinetry and to make them stand out from the ordinary. Decorative wire grilles by Van Dyke's are manufactured from various gauges of steel wires that are custom crimped and woven to create unique designs.

Van Dyke's offers over 60 different wire mesh panels in many designs and finishes. With decorative wire mesh panels, it's easy to add a unique and distinguishing look to your home. Create a beautiful change of texture and break up a continuous cabinet arrangement by adding grilles to some or all of the cabinet doors.

Uses include cabinets, hutches, armoires, bookcases, entertainment centers, wine cellars, and pantry doors.

With so many applications for wire grilles in high-humidity and weathered exposed environments, Van Dyke's now offers several of their more popular designs in a type 304 stainless steel alloy.

These stainless steel grilles are ideal for:

  • outdoor kitchens
  • luxury bathrooms
  • cabinetry for wine rooms and luxury yachts
  • kitchen and furniture applications in humid environments
Wire Grilles Before and After

Wire Grille Brown Cabinets


  1. Remove the cabinet door and place face up on your work bench.
  2. Drill a 3/4-inch-hole 1/4-inch from the edges of the rail and stile in one corner to allow access for the jig saw bit. If working on a flat surface, determine the area you are desiring to cut out and draw the pattern on the cabinet.
  3. Insert the jigsaw bit through the hole that you drilled in Step 2 and carefully saw along the edges of the rails or lines you drew.
  4. Remove the piece you just cut out and sand the cut edges until they are completely smooth. When smooth, turn the cabinet door over so that the back side is now facing up.
  5. Using a router, route a 1/4-inch wide by 1/4-inch deep groove around the inside edge of the cabinet door frame.
  6. Sand the routed groove with a sanding block or sand paper until it is completely smooth.
  7. Insert the decorative wire grille into the routed space in the back of the cabinet door. Use wire cutters to trim the wire to size.
  8. Screw the wire grille into place or secure with thin molding strips or tabs.