January 30, 2013 at 10:44 pm #12108
have any of you ever dealt with “dressing up” somebody’s radiator? i live in an area with lots of older houses and have radiators in my own home… I have yet to see anything simple – or complex – that dresses them up nicely, while still letting them breathe to keep the casa warm… know of any good ideas?
John SJanuary 31, 2013 at 7:56 am #12117SprokitzProEastern shore of, Pa
Few years back I did a “mock” fireplace to cover a rad for a neighbor. I used the same colonial casing, plinths and rosettes that I was installing throughout the room for the face and made a mantle to top it off. I painted the rad flat black and made a screen to hide it.January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am #12131
i like that idea a lot if it works out where the radiator is placed… anybody have other ideas about covering say, 3 or 4 of them throughout the house? i know it depends on the length of them – some in my house, for example, run from 2 ft in width to 4′ and 8′
John SJanuary 31, 2013 at 11:55 am #12142cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
Here are a few ideas that may help . https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=1&gs_ri=hp&tok=XBHotrEzBUqxZUSWzVBflQ&cp=9&gs_id=8&xhr=t&q=radiator+covers&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4GGNI_enCA515CA515&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41642243,d.dmQ&biw=1280&bih=547&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=wq8KUeTJJZS_0QHD0YDAAQJanuary 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm #12152
haha that was embarrassingly easy to find. thanks for that. duh, ha! thanks
John SJanuary 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm #12156
i suppose i was also wondering more than simply covers. like creative furniture ideas… i saw a bookcase created around one… along with a wine rack type piece.
John SJanuary 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm #12158sparky313Pro
I got some pieces of marble out of a demo a few years back and when my brother bought a house with rad’s I cut them to cover the tops and he uses them for plants . they make nice plant holders LOL
Attachments:February 1, 2013 at 6:59 am #12192parenosModeratorHonesdale, PA
I have made bench seats around the them. sides were louvered. One I even installed a small fan to circulate the warm air.February 1, 2013 at 9:24 am #12202
hahaha nice michael – i basically just threw some scrap wood on mine and use it for random storage right now, ha!
John SFebruary 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm #12349
Many years ago I made a slew of steam radiator covers with wicker mesh as the openings for heat ventilation – they’re still in service today at a clients house. Recently I did this project: http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/2010/02/installing-custom-radiator-covers.html and here: http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/2010/05/custom-wood-radiatior.html
On another hose with hot water radiators I recessed them into the floor: http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/2009/05/building-a-bookcase-consider-recessing-your-radiators.html
~ Rob at http://www.ConcordCarpenter.comFebruary 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm #12356
those are great examples! thanks rob!
John SMarch 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgProFresno, ca
thanks those examples are great. Great to know for future use
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