|Project by APLJaK||posted 1535 days ago||1666 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
We put 3/4” hardwood (maple in bedrooms and cherry through living area) floors in the house a few years back. The choice of wood was based upon price and availability and I am actually pretty happy with the look. The maple was a steal and came with about 5% highly figured including birds eye, quilted and tiger.
When finished, I needed to deal with the heater vents. A quick visit to the big box stores gave me a shock when I looked at the price of hardwood heater vents. Being the cheapskate that I am, I made these up in the shop. They are simple with no shutters to control the air flow. If this turns out to be too much of an issue, I may retrofit them or come up with a new design, but for now they look a lot better than the plastic ones they replaced.
By the way, if I did it again, I would have flush mounted the registers in the floor during construction. If you are laying new flooring you may wish to keep this in mind. It would look much better and be far easier on the feet than the raised design.
-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC