Wooden baseboard covers. Easier than you think.

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04-17-2014 03:05 PM

This is 5 pieces of wood. The most important part is the 2” gap along the bottom and the top for proper convection.

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 01:22 AM

Is there bracing between the ends for the top? What kind of heat are these for?

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 02:13 AM

I’ve built steam radiator covers before… really simple design, same thing about the openings for convection. I like simple.

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 12:19 PM

This is for hot water baseboard.
I kept it simple, but this could be ornate of you like.
Since I will paint I am using nailers and wood glue.
If I were doing oak I would use nails glue and dowels.

What u are looking at is 5 pieces of wood. 2 short pieces on each end. The piece in the front and a 1×2 as a back crossmember. Last the cap. At first I was going to leave he cap loose with a few small brackets used as guides.
But I know from experience that wood ,when exposed to heat, has a tendency to warp and I think it probably be a good idea to secure these to the wall however you want to.
If you wanted more support you could add a little support block between the face and the floor and the face and the top cap.
I was just really surprised how easy this was and how much better it looks than the metal covers.
Also how much cheaper it was. I priced the metal covers for this 6’ section and it was about $60 or more.
This wooden one cost about $14

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