When youre done measuring your radiator, youre going to add at least 1 to each of your measurements for clearance.
Photo: m, once the sheeting and the back were in place, we cut trim molding to fit inside the MDF frame, around the perimeter of the grate.
Assemble the cover, photo by Kolin Smith, hold a long scrap of MDF on edge against the face of the front piece, flush to one side.1, step One / How to Build a Radiator Cover Cabinet.Paint, stain, polyurethane sealer, sTEP 1, photo:.Using a countersink bit, drill four evenly spaced pilot holes through the face paneldead center between your pencil line and the edgeand into the side panel's end.Step 6, photo: m On top, I added stained poplar to make a shelf.The one shown here is made from MDF (medium density fiberboard an inexpensive and stable choice for a painted cover.Finish the cover's top, photo by Kolin Smith, place the cover's top upside down on a tarp.After that, we drilled pilot holes and used a jigsaw to cut out the inner square.Step Six / How to Build a Radiator Cover Cabinet.In these circumstances, two feet in the front will hold the cover as it leans on the wall and baseboard for rear support.
Note: MDF creates a lot of dust as it's cut, so plan to work over a drop cloth, preferably out of the house.
Find out how Christina made her DIY radiator cover, and how you can make your own!Step 5, after a few hours, I hand-sanded the wood filler and the sides gratis trailer maken of the MDF.Step Three / How to Build a Radiator Cover Cabinet.Use these holes to start cutting out the screen openings with a jigsaw.Each side of the box allows heat to radiate outward through a large opening covered by a decorative metal screen.Center the cover with the back edges flush; there should be a -inch overhang around the sides and the front.
And on the back of the cover, I added a piece of sheet metal to radiate heat out into the room.