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Box front frame to hide ugly thermostat.

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Project by tfiner posted 07-02-2018 01:05 PM 410 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first post and my first real project with a scrollsaw I bought from craigslist last year.

We live in a Victorian era cottage, and the sight of an ugly 1990’s thermostat on the wall was too much. This was the perfect opportunity to learn some new skills. The outer frame is some scrap wood that I routered and stained. The inner frame is 1/4” baltic birch plywood that I cut on a scrollsaw. I got the design from a book on Victorian designs.

I mounted the frame on an old box, and mounted the box on the wall.





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 07-02-2018 08:20 PM

That looks real nice!

You need good airflow through your thermostat. The front looks fine for that, but I would perforate the box (unseen in your photo) as well to insure that air can flow up the wall or down through the thermostat as conditions vary.

-Paul

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tfiner

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#2 posted 07-06-2018 01:17 PM

Thank you. I am embarrassed to say I never considered the airflow! I have a couple of months before the heater comes back on, maybe I will scroll some more fretwork into the sides.

-Tim

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Ocelot

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#3 posted 07-06-2018 04:36 PM

Hey, don’t be embarrassed. Man, I’ve got to work on my posting style.

It looks real nice, I should have said. The airflow through the front looks good, I should have said.

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