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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 12-03-2011 01:23 AM 1261 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2011 01:23 AM

I have a potential client that has asked if I could build a 36” x 18” radiator bench cover out of cherry. This piece would just sit on top as a bench and I would use 8/4 or 12/4 cherry. Any potential problems I might face? I think I would route out the center so it was still one piece but slips over the radiator.

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 10:03 AM

We had radiator covers made of pine and painted when I was a kid. I never saw one crack or fail in any way. They get hot and dry in the winter, obviously so build them with room to shrink and move a little. Cherry is realy stable and well behaved. If pine can do it, cherry should be fine. Just give it room to move a bit.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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