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Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
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What is the back of the cabinet? Could you mount the existing fans in the back material (wood?) and exhaust the air out? You would need some type of intake opening/vent to allow the air to flow. If the cabinet shelves are not tight (against the door or the back), cutting a vent hole in the bottom-front (floor) of the cabinet with the fans in the top-back, this may work. If the shelves are tight, perhaps cutting a few holes in both the front and back of the shelves to allow air to move from the bottom to top. This is how I made my built in cabinets.
Another option would be to put the perforated metal on the back. If this is a standalone cabinet, and the back is needed to keep the cabinet stiff, you can (assuming you have the tools) cut out a rectangle in the back, keeping 4-6 inches of the current material on the 4 outside edges. Cover the opening you create with the metal.
Pictures would help.
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