Radiator Cover

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Project by JohnEinNJ posted 04-16-2012 01:56 PM 4167 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

We just had our bathroom re-done, and the old (metal) radiator cover was pretty beat looking. I built this one from poplar and some of the left-over beadboard wainscoting. The face frame is joined with dowels, the sides with pocket screws, and the face is attached to the sides with more pocket screws. (Love the Kreg jig!) The screen is stapled onto the inside of the face over a bead of Liquid Nails – it was a challenge to keep that from making too big of a mess. And I’m not really sure it was necessary, but live and learn. The inside is painted black to keep it dark, because the radiator is old and rusty and we don’t want it seen. We should have sent it out for sand blasting, but the bathroom has been out of commission for over 4 months (a separate, non-woodworking related story), and we want to be done!

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 02:55 PM

This is a brilliant solution – it fits the space perfectly.

Great job


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