This step by step diy woodworking project is about radiator cover plans. If you want to learn how to build a nice wooden radiator cover, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article and to check out the related projects. There are many woodworking projects featured on our site, so don’t be afraid to browse through the rest of the woodworking plans.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the radiator cover to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
It is essential to invest in high quality materials, that are also water-resistant, such as pressure-treated lumber. Cut the components at the right size by using a circular saw and smooth the cut edges with a sand block. Don’t forget to ask a skilled friend to assist you during the project, especially if you don’t have a large expertise in the field. You need someone to hold the components into place, while you drive the screws in.
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Radiator cover plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 26″ long, 2 pieces – 25″ long, 8 pieces – 16″ long FACE
- B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 26″ long, 1 piece – 16″ long, 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 5 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 5 1/4″ long 2xSIDE
- C – 1 piece of 1×12 lumber – 33 1/2″ long TOP
- Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Week
Building a radiator cover
First of all, we recommend you to build the front face of the radiator cover. Use 1×4 slats for the legs and for the horizontal components. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and secure them to the vertical legs by using 1 1/4″ screws. Cut both ends of the legs in a decorative manner.
Next, you have to get the job done by fitting the rails to the frame. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×3 slats and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure you place the rails equally-spaced.
Continue the project by assembling the sides of the radiator cover. Build the legs and the rail out of 1×3 lumber, the top support out of 1×6 lumber and the bottom support out of 1×4 lumber.
Drill pocket holes through the adjacent legs (the vertical edge of the side legs) and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws.
One of the last steps of the project is to attach the top to the structure. Use a 1×12 slat and lay it on a level surface. Center the slat on the slat and drill pocket holes through the supports. Afterwards, insert 1 1/4″ screws to create rigid bonds between the components. Add glue to the components and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours.
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