Oak Radiator Covers and Cabinets Progressing with the Leigh FMT

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Blog entry by jaxx posted 06-06-2010 01:59 PM 3467 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here are some photos of my Radiator Cover project i have around 12 to complete and Medecine cabinets in the bathrooms. Now i have the Leigh FMT Pro this M&T work is all so much better . I will start the next one soon and plan to make accurate cut plans first this time as i have been building an cutting as i go and this just creates more expensive firewood. has any one got ideas on how to space the slats it always seems to casue me problems on the layout. The FMT kig is just wonderful to use and once you are set up it speeds through your M&T’s however this Oak is no easy wood to work with i wish my wife would let me use cherry etc. cutting the slats to exact same lenght is most important thing here.


George Spain

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#1 posted 06-06-2010 02:46 PM

I like the look of this. Very clever with the side shelves to the wall next to the radiator. Takes great advantage of what is usually wasted space.

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#2 posted 06-06-2010 05:23 PM

Very nice looking units. You did a good job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 06-06-2010 05:25 PM

Super job

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#4 posted 06-06-2010 07:12 PM

Great looking job, will the heat from the radiator hurt the oak in time

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#5 posted 06-07-2010 09:49 AM

thanks, we are lucky here in Spain in that we really dont use all but 1 radiator in the house

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#6 posted 06-07-2010 07:12 PM

Terrific work – those will surely add to the beauty of your house. I’m not sure if I understand what you were asking about how to lay out the slats. It looks like you did a good job with what you built so far – can you use the same spacing in your layout drawing?

-- Robb

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#7 posted 06-08-2010 07:06 AM

thanks, yes the slats are all in line i just wondered if there was a standard way to calculate spacing etc

many thanks

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