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 most recent project has been 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.
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.
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
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.
For more on this condo transformation:
Original "Before" photos of entire condo
Part 2 Dog Hair in the Microwave
Part 3 A New Door and More Paint