Custom covers for Baseboard heat

Baseboard Heater Covers

Baseboard Heater Covers

Custom covers for Baseboard heat

Even the nicest homes with wonderful trim details can sometimes have these Monstrosities........Metal covers for the baseboard heat.

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Fortunately, there is always something that can be done, without having to remodel the central heating system of your home.
I drew up several treatments for my client. They wanted the baseboard heat to disappear as much as possible. We decided to the best way to do this was to integrate the baseboard moulding into the heater cover.

The first step as always is to measure up the rooms and draw up plans. Then the covers are made in my shop to size, and finished inside and out, with white paint in this case.

Custom covers for Baseboard heat

Assembly on the Bench

Custom covers for Baseboard heat

Ready to go to the spray room

 

the baseboard moulding is modified to allow for air flow

the baseboard moulding is modified to allow for air flow


The final result is worth the effort, the new heat covers blend in nicely, and will vent the heat very well.

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If you would like to make your home more beautiful with the addition of custom woodwork, please contact me for an in-home appointment.
All my clients enjoy one on one personalized service.

Some more Ideas

There are many ways to design an attractive wood cover. The metal fins of the heater can be concealed behind a panel, under a window seat or inside an nicely designed cover that is decorated with little panels, or faced with the same baseboard moulding as the rest of the room.
I usually remove the existing metal cover so that the new cover need not be too big. But it is important to keep a height close to the original metal cover so that the heat flows properly. These heat covers are like little chimneys and rely on a good flow of air, coming in at the bottom and out at the top. Just like a chimney, the air may not flow properly if they lack enough height. Usually about 7" - 8".

If you are interested in replacing your ugly metal heat covers with decorative wood covers

I am working to make custom wooden baseboard heater covers to your dimensions and ship them to you. Currently I am only supplying them locally, and installing them myself.

If you are interesting in having these custom made wooden heater covers in your own home, contact me and I will let you know more as they become available.

2 thoughts on “Baseboard Heater Covers

    1. tom Post author

      Hi Annette,
      thanks for your interest in my custom Baseboard Heater Covers. For a while now I have been making Custom heater covers and installing them myself, but so many people are asking for them now from all over the country that I have been working on making the heater covers available for purchase online. I have designed several styles that can be installed easily and look great.

      The heater covers are a custom product and every home will need different sizes and layouts. I am designing a product form to make it simple to order exactly what you need and in a choice of styles and materials. It is quite a project to be honest, and although it is still a work in progress, I have a working product page with a detailed order form up and running at:
      http://sunrisewoodwork.com/product/custom-baseboard-heater-cover/

      I am still getting photos together so not all styles are represented on the page yet, but you can enter all the details for your heater covers and see the cost and order the cover too.
      If you have a unique project that doesn’t seem to fit into the form well and would like some answers, you can use the Information request form on the bottom of the page to do that. You can use the form to ask me questions, send project details and also send photos and files to help explain the project.

      I hope you will look it over and let me know what you think, suggestions are welcome.
      also, feel free to contact me with any questions.

      Tom Andreas

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