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Anyone ever make wooden baseboard heating covers?

Posted by pdog (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 15, 08 at 8:10

My wife and I are trying to wrap up our family room makeover and really just have the waincoating panels to do. The issue is we have 2 five foot long baseboard heating units that look pretty crappy. Paint will not dress them up enough, would rather have some sort of nice cover. I saw a place (have to find the website) that made real nice covers all out of wood, but for the 2 sections it would have been about $800.

Anyone ever done this or have seen websites with some ideas?


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RE: Anyone ever make wooden baseboard heating covers?

I priced this sort of thing once, and found that the metal grille ("perforated sheet metal") was hard to source inexpensively, and my clients wanted something freestanding, so I was basically building a small table. Both these factors made them prohibitively expensive.

If I had to do it for cheap, I'd do simple frames with a couple of legs and rely heavily on the adjacent wall for support.


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RE: Anyone ever make wooden baseboard heating covers?

How about something like these

http://www.pexsupply.com/categories.asp?cID=1517&brandid=
http://www.radiantwraps.com/in-stck.html


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RE: Anyone ever make wooden baseboard heating covers?

Thanks guys. I have seen both of those you listed amrad, not super crazy about them but are the best I have seen so far in terms of basic covers.

Here are the covers I was originally looking at, not wood but they look great but expensive.

Here is a link that might be useful: Go-Overboard


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