Radiator Cover #1

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Project by Rxmpo posted 03-01-2008 08:49 AM 1978 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend and his wife approached me to make 2 radiator covers for their home. They didn’t ask for any particular design or model, but they made it clear that they wanted to paint them. So, I took a few pictures and measurements and went home to design and build these covers.

The greatest part of this project was when I delivered this first cover, they were so shocked at how well it looked that they got into designing the second radiator cover. My friend is an Attorney, but has a gift with music, so the second cover represented that theme.

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#1 posted 03-01-2008 09:12 AM

Those are cool as well. I assume that the heat won’t affect the wood. Is it a dry heat?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 03-01-2008 12:54 PM

Very nice. These change an essentially ugly protrusion into the room into a piece of furniture. Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-01-2008 02:30 PM

I’ve only seen a couple of these, and I really like the look of yours. Are there any worries about warpage?

-- Andy Stark

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 04:38 PM

Very cool looking (or should I say “hot”?)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-01-2008 06:44 PM

Wonder what it looks like now painted? It’s beautiful in your pictures! What a handsome piece to cover a radiator. You do good work!

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#6 posted 03-01-2008 09:03 PM

Thanks everyone. Relic, before I made these cover I started asking questions on “knots” section about types of wood etc..and got a few responses form folks who made covers using MDF, Pine, poplar and oak. Yes, I was and still am concerned about warping because of the heat, but nothing yet..Knock on wood… Here is a website for some inspiration.

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#7 posted 03-02-2008 02:46 AM

That is very nice. You did good work.

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