To builda radiator cover,start by measuring the dimensions of your radiator and using a skill or circular saw to cut pieces of wood for the top,sides,and front,leaving 2 inches of clearance on all sides. Then,cut a rectangle from the front piece of wood and secure a piece of metal grating over the hole using staples.
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How to build a radiator cover?
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to build a radiator cover. 1. Measure depth of radiator, then add 2 1/2 inches to that dimension. 2. Cut two MDF side panels to size with circular saw and straightedge guide.
How can I hide the radiators in my house?
If you don’t like the look of your radiators then this modern-looking wooden cover is the best solution to hide them. (via lovechicliving.co.uk) This good looking and practical radiator cover is made of an IKEA Slat Bed Base. Simple and quick way to hide that ugly thing and get yourself an addition table surface. (via https:)
How do I enclose my radiator?
The first job will be to measure your radiator and any pipes you want to enclose within the cover. Measure the width, height and depth of the radiator. This will give you the internal dimensions for the enclosure.
Which wood should I use for a radiator cover?
WHICH WOOD SHOULD I USE FOR A RADIATOR COVER? For a radiator cover to cope well under heat, it is recommended that you use MDF. It loves to keep dry and it hates moisture. You can also see in my plans below that I used 18mm MDF to it is strong. I prefer buying it in large 2440 x 1220mm sheets as it tends to be much cheaper.