I have a finished "activity" room (1964 house) in the walkout basement, with about 10 feet of baseboard radiator against a wall which I would like to build a WALL UNIT -- the unit would be floor-to-ceiling (9 feet height), and side-to-side (20 feet wide).
I envison using furniture grade veneer plywood (and solid trim pieces).
Of course, the obvious issues to me are:
(1) Would the baseboard heat severely warp the wall unit. (Functionally & aesthectically, this is the best of 2 available walls for this purpose).
(2) If baseboard heat won't warp the wall unit, how can I build the wall unit and have minimum impact to heating the room. The baseboard radiator covera are about 8 inches high. The covers are heavy guage metal with 1 bottom & 1 top air slots facing out.
This would imply the base (1st) shelf would sit a few inches above the 8" high radiators. I then thought about using some some sort of wood grill or lattice as the kickboard to hide the board radiators.