DIY Weekend Project (and on a budget too!) Tired of looking at that ugly radiator? There's a solution. In less than one weekend, a handful of tools and list of materials you'll be able to turn that drab radiator into a statement piece in your home.
Happy building! And remember you safety glasses.
Tools and Materials:
- circular saw and table saw
- small handsaw
- primer, paint and paintbrush
- wood glue
- nail gun and nails
- silver or gold metal screening
- tin snips
- screw gun and screws
1. Take into account the architectural style of your home when choosing a design for your radiator cover. You may want it to blend into the decor of your home.
2. Mark the design for the radiator cover’s face onto the plywood. Use a circular saw and if necessary, a hand saw to cut the design.
3. Sand and rough edges after cutting.
4. Cut the radiator’s two sides and the top from the plywood. Cut a two-inch gap at the bottom of the sides so the heat from the radiator can escape.
5. Attach all the pieces with glue and a nail gun.
6. Add molding along the top edges using glue and the nail gun. We added a 2x1 piece of poplar around the top then added a piece of skinny molding on top of that for a layered look.
7. Prime and paint the cover and let dry completely.
8. Cut the metal screen to size using tin snips. Attach the screen to the backside of cut-out design with some screws.
9. Place the cover over your radiator.
For more pictures & the complete article from HGTV, click here.