Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hiding in Plain Sight

We have a lot of steam radiators in our house. At least 14, but there may be more. They work great, but they aren't the pretty, ornate ones--they are your standard ugly cobweb covered, dust encrusted, 15 coats of lead-based paint radiators. My goal is to hide them while creating a handy space for picture frames (etc.) and prevent small fingers from getting burned. In some cases, they could even become window seats!

I plan to build some boxes to cover them up. Here are a few ideas:
I found instructions and video on how to build a radiator cover from the handy gentlemen over at This Old House.


  1. I like this idea. But it confuses me that you can cover up your radiator and not have to worry about your house burning down. Obviously, you can, but I don't get it. This is why I nearly failed physics.

  2. You don't want it to actually touch the radiator and there has to be a vent or grate area to allow all the heat to escape the box. Thus, no combustion. Physics was the only science I really liked!


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