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How to make a radiator cover

How to make a radiator cover and gas meter cover

This is my post on how to make a radiator cover. If you can’t see the video, please click here.

 

radiator coverUrgh cover it up!

Now because we’ve been able to get out in the garden again I’m noticing some of the things I didn’t quite finish off last year. One of them is an ugly gas meter cover which has seen better days.

BeforeNow I could replace it with a new ugly plastic cover but I’ve got an idea that’s going to keep both me and the gas man happy.

This is also the way you could make a radiator cover, or indeed a way of disguising anything you don’t like in and out of the house!

I must admit I’ve spent too much time worrying about how unattractive radiators are!

Step-by-step guide

First of all you want to measure your space. You need your depth, width and height.

You also need to make sure the ground is level, which of course in my case it wasn’t!

Cut your side panels and the top. I’m using a festool saw, but you can use a power saw or a hand saw if you want to make life hard for yourself! Oh and you should be wearing goggles by the way…

Add batons to the side panels to support the front.

I wanted a front that looked attractive but also allowed me to read the meter. I had some spare trellis which was perfect. So the front panel needs a cut out centre and then you attach the trellis from the inside.

Secure it all together with support beams on the top and bottom of the front panel.

What you have at the end is one whole piece that slides in neatly.

AfterFeature it

I also painted mine and surrounded it with plants to make a lovely feature on my patio.

What I like about this is that it’s simple but can bring real character as well as offering a practical solution.

If you’re looking for other versatile ideas you can use both inside and outside, check out my blog and video on how to create a Kardashian interior… and exterior.

 

 

3 Comments

  1. I thought that was a good idea and it makes the place looks tidy and clean. Thank you for the idea.

  2. I thought that was a good idea and it makes the place looks tidy and clean. Thank you for the idea.

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