Radiator Cover

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Project by CGMillay posted 06-21-2012 09:49 PM 9783 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wife got tired of looking at the old cast iron steam radiators so I ended up making (3) custom covers from MDF.

-- -Chris, Pennsylvania, Instagram: chris_millay

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#1 posted 06-21-2012 10:46 PM

Looks great! Did you use any kind of reflective material underneath? I plan on making one and I am trying to figure out if I have to protect the underside.

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#2 posted 06-21-2012 11:02 PM

Thank you GenerationWW. I did staple a piece of galvanized metal to the underside of the top and side. Not as much to deflect the heat itself, but steam radiators have a bleeder valve that allow them to “breath”. Didn’t want the steam hitting the painted MDF directly.

-- -Chris, Pennsylvania, Instagram: chris_millay

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 04:07 AM

Very cool. I was in the process of building some of these to cover our radiators, but we moved before I finished. They catch my eye on LJ anytime I see them

Mine were out of pine a poplar, and I didn’t put any metal under the top. A lot of people say to put metal along the wall, to keep from heating the wall instead of your room.

I also didn’t have shelves built into mine – great idea!

-- Nat, UPstate NY,

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 12:14 PM

Nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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