|Project by Carbide||posted 03-15-2013 07:53 PM||2092 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I needed to build a new cold air return grate for my foyer remodel since the old one was made of pine. I wanted the grate to match the hardwood floors. I started out by making a box joint jig to make the slotted cuts in each strip of wood. The strips of wood all have dado cuts half way through so they can all be joined together to make the intersecting crosses. I started all of the cuts in the center and worked my way to the edges that way the spacing really was not critical along the outer perimeter. Then the top and bottom are laminated with 1/4” oak to hide all of the joints and overlap the opening in the floor. I ended up with about $25 worth of materials but lots of hours. It fit the opening perfet and works great.
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