Originally Posted by MyronL
I made two of these replacement cabinet doors for my trailer. Found this rattan shade roll-up at Lowes' shades department. There are a number of styles, and they can be pricey, but so is a sheet of stamped sheet metal, and making louvered slats did not appeal. Got lucky at Lowes with price. Someone returned a custom cut rattan roll-up. Ten Buckaroos!
The backing is cloth. I cut slices in it for extra ventilation.
Very nice, I like the look of rattan, and you can't beat the price.
Punched aluminum another good idea.
I just don't understand why manufactures don't install louvers as standard equipment. Cost cannot be that big a factor as I've seen louvers on every sailboat I've been aboard, even the cheap ones. Everyone knows the benefits of increased ventilation in an enclosed space.
Thanks for the ideas.