Custom Wood Radiator Covers by Rick - Dover Condo Transformation Part 9

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

For those of you who hate those metal radiators, or for those of you that have a property with radiators with dented, rusted or missing parts...this post is for you.

Our daughter recently purchased her first home, a bank owned condo, which needed a lot of work.  One of the more satisfying projects during our condo transformation was to build custom radiator covers. 

 Radiator before                    

 

Several of the existing radiators were missing parts.

After a visit to Home Depot and a search through the

internet for replacement parts, we discovered just how

expensive it would be to restore them.

 

 

                        

Radiator After

 

My husband, Rick, decided to make custom

radiator covers using wood.  They were not that

difficult or expensive to build and he used trim

pieces that we had on hand. Best of all, they

 look beautiful!

 

 

 

radiator close up

 

Here is a closeup showing the 1 x 5 pine

used for the top and end pieces.  Trim casing was

used for the front. 

He left space above and below the casing board

for air circulation.

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wood insulator

October 10, 2008 07:05 AM
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Will Nesbitt
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Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria

Isn't that a fire hazard?

February 02, 2009 07:21 AM
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Sharon Tara
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Sharon Tara Transformations

Will:  Not at all.  We used molding trim pieces.  The same trim pieces are often used along the floor directly behind and against radiators.  Also, consider older homes with the big steam radiators that have wooden covers used to hide them.  They are actually quite safe.

February 02, 2009 08:01 AM
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Linda

I have been looking online for a couple months for an easy fix to the ugly, rusty metal radiators in my remodeled bath.  This is it!  They look great and wow, how easy can a bit of carpentry be??  Thank you so much.  Your husband is a genius.

July 13, 2010 12:26 PM
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Linda:  Sorry to hear that it took so long for you to find the post, but I'm glad it was helpful!  My husband will love hearing that he is a genius!  Good luck with your project.  I would love to hear how it turns out.

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Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.



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