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Old 07-02-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
Gillianmc898
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Default Super simple DIY Detolf Lid

Hey guys,

I haven't seen this detolf lid idea on the forum so far so thought I'd share as it's so super easy and cheap!

I bought three Ikea Ribba 40x50cm photo frames and some wire mesh from my local DIY store.

Cut the mesh to size.
Popped out the plastic and backing board from the frame and slotted in the wire mesh which is secured in the same way as the plastic and board from the frame was.
No need for glue or staple guns or anything like that. All I needed was a wire cutters.
Also if you have a saw, you can cut into the frame to make an indent where the glass sits to ensure it sits snuggly on the glass.

So far I've only used two of the frames. No other animals in the house so my winter white is safe. To use the third I would have to sand it down by about 5cm either side for it to fit.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Super simple DIY Detolf Lid

Do you have a photo of the finished product? I would love to see it!
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: Super simple DIY Detolf Lid

Sorry yes, tried to upload multiple photos but it woudnt work. Figured it out though!
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Super simple DIY Detolf Lid

Thats fab, glad you posted photos as I couldn't picture it in my head.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: Super simple DIY Detolf Lid

Thanks! Just need to get the third one sanded down to size so that the entire thing is lidded but I'm thrilled with how easy it all was!
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:30 PM   #6
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Finally! I couldn't picture it in my head as well. This looks absolutely gorgeous.
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