Carve toekick to make heater vent grill. Bad idea?
We have forced air heating system and will be converting to floor vent into toekick vent once we install the cabinets. I was hoping to find inset wood grills for that, but they are hard to find (locally) and then we need to deal with staining them to match the color. Then the idea hit me -- why don't we carve in the toekick where the grill should be? We can drill a series of holes (maybe in some interesting patter), which will be the easiest, or, we can use router to carve the slots just like in a real wood grill. Do you see any problem with that?
I believe both toekickes are of MDF material (right, not real wood), but I plan on lining the inside with aluminum foil.
Any thoughts on this idea?