radiator cover #2

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Project by MarktheWoodButcher posted 07-12-2009 12:43 AM 2824 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Poplar, half lapped pegged face frames with splined miter corners, raised pegs, blended minwax stain to match woodwork, design inspired by Glasgow Arts and Crafts style.

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#1 posted 07-12-2009 02:42 AM

Hey Mark
all your covers are very well done.

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 04:51 PM

I agree these are great covers, nice attention to detail.

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#3 posted 10-10-2009 06:49 PM


Looked at your projects after you read and commented on my blog. Thanks for the visit.

Took one look at your covers and immediately had my wife Sherie take a look. She was blown away. She is into Arts and Crafts stuff, and has been trying to get me into woodworking for over 10 years. She was familiar with the Glasgow stuff but I wasn’t. My bed time reading is a couple of books on Arts and Crafts.

I grew up in a house with steam heating, would you believe the whole town of 12,000 had city provided steam heat. So we had all these ugly radiators, and we needed a bunch, this was northern Minnestoa. Left there in the 1959 and never went back except to visit when my parents still lived there. So haven’t been around them in years, although see them in my travels.

We have hot water baseboard heat, and are 2/3 through a total remodelling job done in phases. We are working with the architect for the last 1/3. We are covering the baseboards in a very simiple and understated Arts and Crafts style designed by our lead carpenter, who is a good craftsman. They are made of Jatoba, so the wood itself is quite striking, but blends with the Jatoba used throughout the house.

But your covers are works of art. Wow. I can see why you like the style, and it appeals to me as well. I will have to find something to read about it. Those big radiators are a real pain when it comes to interior design, but short of removing them, you have the ultimate solution…turn them into a design focal point.

Also checked out your mail boxes…the one labeled “My Mail Box” is really attractive. I am a newby to woodworking as a hobby, and other than some dado joints done years ago, haven’t done anything fancy. My first planer and jointer are still in their boxes, mostly into setting up the shop to be a woodworkers shop, instead of an all purpose shop.

Thanks for the inspiration…have a good day.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#4 posted 10-10-2009 07:10 PM

Nice work, Mark.

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