|Project by MikeGCNY||posted 03-29-2011 04:48 AM||2445 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a radiator cover that I built a few years back when I was relatively new to woodworking. I used mostly poplar and some MDF for the construction and then painted it.
This radiator cover was built for the radiator in my sunroom. The radiator is about 6 feet long about 12 inches square. We have steam heat and this radiator kicks off some serious heat.
The top is made from 2 pieces of poplar that are joined together with biscuits. The top has started to cup a bit from the excessive heat. When I built this I did not want to use MDF for the top because I could not get a sheet that big back to my house by myself.
I built this with no real plans. I had the overall dimensions sketched, but besides that had nothing on paper. I did have one design requirement though: that none of the existing woodwork in the room could be touched. I made sure that the cover could later be removed if I choose to build a new one or if we got rid of the steam radiators.