Decorative Metal Inserts for Doors and Cabinets

What Are Door & Cabinetry Inserts?

Door and cabinetry inserts are simple, yet make a huge and lasting impact. We also refer to them as panels or panel inserts, designed to replace the flat panel that sits between the stiles and rails of your house or cabinet doors. Panel inserts are an effortless way to take ones cabinetry and doors to the next level!

The devil is in the details and Modern Metal is wickedly perfect in theirs

Working with Annie and her team is an absolute dream! Not only is the product over the top beautiful, but every little detail is thought of. From the packaging you receive your product in, to the “on brand” note cards it comes with. As an interior designer, I am very much looking forward to continuing to work with Modern Metal on many future projects. The devil is in the details and Modern Metal is wickedly perfect in theirs.

Heather Cleveland, Principal and owner
Heather Cleveland Design Studio

Truly fantastic work, thank you!

The screen turned out GREAT! Us, the client and the builders couldn’t be more pleased with the final product.
Truly fantastic work, thank you!

Eche Martinez, Interior Designer
Eche Martinez Interior Design

The attention to detail and craftsmanship is outstanding

Annie worked with us on design choices and material. We decided on a 3/8 inch beveled, oil-rubbed bronze—“From Sphere to Eternity” for a floor grate. Annie gave us status updates as the work progressed, including getting best pricing on the raw bronze material. It arrived very carefully packaged. What a beautiful piece! The fit is perfect. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is outstanding. It already has a patina. It looks as if it were polished by hand (maybe it was). There is not a single flaw—this is a heavy, substantial piece of art that you can even walk on! It blends in perfectly with our Craftsman/English Tudor-style home.

Annie and her team from Modern Metal were a pleasure to work with on this high-end custom project

Annie and her team from Modern Metal were a pleasure to work with on this high-end custom project in Boston’s Back Bay.  The custom antique brass radiator grill covers Modern Metal was able to fabricate to meet our specific design specifications, lent themselves beautifully to the overall aesthetic of the apartment.  I look forward to collaborating with the team on future projects

Tracy O’Rourke , Project Manager
Kochman Reidt + Haigh Cabinetmakers

Her grilles and panel designs are a huge enhancement to my interiors

I love working with Annie and with Modern Metal.  Not only does she makes the process super easy and simple, but her grilles and panel designs are a huge enhancement to my interiors

Maria Khoury, Owner
Maria Haidamus Interiors

Metal Door and Cabinet Specifications

Each panel is just that, a flat panel. Most of the time there is no welding involved (only in extreme length or width circumstances). Depending on the installation method desired, countersunk screw holes can be provided which allow for a flush front (meaning that there are no screw heads sticking up). Hover over the nodes in the spec sheet example to the right for some additional info on each element.

Key Features:

  • Select from 23 Signature patterns or Completely Custom
  • 10 Standard Colors or thousands of powder coat possibilities
  • Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze, etc
  • Matching single slot flat head screws (if desired)

The portions of a door / frame that run horizontally

Solid Border
The solid border surrounds the patterned area, usually on all 4 sides. The dimensions of this element can vary, but it needs to be wide enough to:

    - Account for concealing the opening within the door or cabinetry and
    - Offer stability for the installation method on the back side.

Patterned Area
No more technical talk! The patterned area is where the magic happens and where the artistic vision comes to life!

Whether it's a Modern Metal signature pattern or a custom motif, we can't wait to let the metal do the talking... After the the spec sheets have been signed, of course!

The portions of a door / frame that run vertically


Modern Metal offers a broad array of Signature patterns. From the smooth curves of Sinuosity and Simple Bend to the geometric corners of Square Squared and Rattan Remix. We are excited to share our collection with you.

Materials & Finishes

The perfect piece is waiting for you! You may select the ideal material and finish for your project. Please take a peek at the link below for more info on materials and finishes. Not sure what’s what? Drop us a line, we’re here to help!

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Have a pattern, project, or idea that you LOVE? So, what’s next? Let’s get in touch! We’d love to hear from you, learn about your project, send you an estimate, and answer any questions that you may have.