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I am cutting a large circular hole in some Ikea furniture and I need a metal trim to cover inside of the hole. I'm not sure what the right words are that would describe this part. Do you know where I might find something that can cover the inside of a circle cut out of wood?

What I'm looking for is something that looks like this and is roughly 10-15 cm in diameter, but in two pieces so each side is protected. I'm not sure what they are called though?

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  • If you are just covering the inside, and not a border around the top, then you don't need a metal circle, you need a flexible metal strip to run along the inside of the circle, correct? – mbeckish Aug 7 '15 at 15:30
  • Hi, I need something that will cover the inside with a lip that overlaps the edges to protect the edges of the circle. I was imagining that there might be metal circles that could be bought is set diameters and possibly depths (or preferably adjustable depth). I have no idea what you might call it, coving maybe? – limitlessloop Aug 7 '15 at 15:34
  • What is the intended purpose of the hole? Decoration, cables, hardware? That will affect the suggestion. – BrownRedHawk Aug 7 '15 at 16:29
  • Hi, good question. It's for a home made rage cage. I need to create a hole between some wood in the middle of the furniture so the rats can get through. I need something to protect the edges of both sides of the circle/hole so the rats don't get caught on it or nibble, hence why some kind of metal would be ideal. Bit random I know. :) – limitlessloop Aug 8 '15 at 20:57
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Are you looking for a desk grommet?

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I would recommend getting the trim piece prior to making the hole, as your size options will not be unlimited.

  • That's not a bad Idea. I might start searching for them and see what comes up. – limitlessloop Aug 7 '15 at 15:42
  • You can use one on each side to protect both edges, if the wood is thick enough. You can get these in many sizes and finishes. – Jimmy Fix-it Aug 7 '15 at 15:48

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