Cut triangle-shaped MDF blocks for attaching metal adjustable feet. Measure from the floor to the bottom of the radiator fins. Measure the height of the radiator's feet. Subtract the first measurement from the second. The remainder is the distance from the bottom of the cover to the underside of the blocks. Place the blocks inside the front corners of the cover. Drill pilot holes, then glue and screw the blocks through the cover's sides and front. Next, screw the feet to the blocks.
Set the cover over the radiator and adjust the feet to level it. Use a scribe to transfer the contours of the wall's baseboard to the cover's sides. Cut along these lines with a jigsaw to create a tight fit over the baseboard.
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with ½-inch spade bit and countersink bit
Miter box and handsaw
to contour box around baseboards
Measure the front, sides and top of your radiator to determine how much you need.
Comes in 3-by-3 foot sheets. Get enough to cover the front opening and two side openings.
3. SHEET METAL
Slides behind the radiator to reflect heat outward.
4. 3/4-INCH MOLDING
to give a finished appearance to the screen openings.
5. 1 5/8-INCH COARSE DRYWALL SCREWS
to fasten the cover's sides and front.
6. 1/2-INCH STAPLES
to attach the screen to the cover.
7. WOOD GLUE
to attach molding.
8. 4d FINISH NAILS
for fastening the molding.
9. 1x SCRAP
to make cleats that hold the cover's top in place.
Check woodworking catalogs for furniture feet in metal or wood. You may need longer screws than the ones provided with the feet in order to fasten them through the thick MDF.