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Project by drewpy posted 11-02-2017 12:57 PM 289 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I moved to the Carolina’s I realized that I would need to have a dehumidifier in the house. I keep it in the central living area and got tired of seeing it stick out like a sore thumb.

I decided to make a cover for it. It has bead board to match the kitchen cabinets and sorry, It is painted white to match. It is just simple poplar with mortise and tenon joints. I put two white tiles as the top.

I had to leave the one side open for the exhaust fan so I just added a simple white screen on that side to give a a little definition. In picture three you see that I put mortises in the back legs and realized I needed to leave that open so that I could simple slide the cover to empty the water. Oops!

from the main sitting area you see the bead board and all. It’s a good solution so that I am not staring at the darn dehumidifier.

~Drew

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".





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#1 posted 11-02-2017 01:31 PM

Beautiful cabinet and incredible white,clean glossy finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-02-2017 05:40 PM

That’s a really fine job!

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joph

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 10:49 AM

The instruction manual for my dehumidifier said it needs to be at least one foot away from all walls and furniture.

Does your humidifier come with the same sort of instruction? How do you account for this?

-- There's no such thing as a weekend project.

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 12:38 PM

Nice looking cover. I’ll bet it cuts the noise a little as well.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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drewpy

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#5 posted 11-03-2017 12:38 PM

Thanks Ivan and Jerry.

Joph – I have always kept the dehumidifier up against the wall with no issue. I left two sides of the cabinet open and some clearance around the floor for air intake. I tested it this way for a week before glue up and noticed no difference in run time or possible overheating of the unit. If I would have noticed something, I was going to just make it a enclosed cabinet and use it elsewhere in the house.

Matt – Thanks. It does help with the noise. Kinda sends it away from the main sitting area.

~Drew

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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