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Good modder's mesh?

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Looking for some black steel (or aluminum if its strong enough) modders mesh to permit airflow into my custom wood box pc. Its a highly modified ITX elite 120 chassis (basically cut everything out of it but the main rectangular box chassis/frame) with new wood body and I need to mount 3 92mm intake fans on one side and then have the other side receive airflow for the 7850 2GB. The case has a hidden exhaust out the bottom through the 120mm AIO Asetek radiator. I figure modder's mesh is the way to go to hide these fans, and the mesh would be bent at 90degree angle and be stapled into the 3/4" pine box edge cuts so as to be flush with the outer wood surface. I want it to look a bit like a vintage (late 70's early 80's) stereo/receiver.

Any recommendations on mesh, or where to buy the mesh? I am located in the USA. I do not own a sheet metal brake or anything like that, I'd be bending it with c clamps, hammer, blocks of wood, etc. Should mesh be aluminum or steel? Rigidity is a plus but I want to be able to shape it with basic wood shop hand tools.


Thanks for tips.

Here is an example of the look I am going for with the wood to mesh joins:

 
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I've been pressing it with boards and weights and it stays sprung so I'll probably have to rebend it more deliberately, but otherwise I gotta recommend this material. Cut up one can and the other can is being used to store parts until I finish the build. Staples wanted $10 in store and I had a print out with sku highlighted that said $5, so they honored the $5. Good deal. Makes a nice can too...