I would really like to make wooden radiator covers since the metal ones rattle when we step on the floor near them, and are ugly in general.
But I do have some questions
1) For those that have made the switch from metal to wooden covers, does the level of heat decrease? I ask this since I think the metal would keep the heat for longer, effectively heating the room for longer. Since we live in the NE I would much rather have a warm room with ugly covers than a slightly colder room with good looking covers.
2) Also, how do I make the wood not catch on fire? I ask this since the metal radiator covers get pretty hot when we turn on the heat...
3) Is interior paint just fine for this?
Thanks, if you have done this please share some info!