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Add a DIY Shelf to Your Radiator

by Sally Masters, P.A. 06/19/2022

Radiator covers can be expensive and difficult to make. One of the major reasons decorating or hiding a radiator presents a problem for homeowners is not all radiators are the same dimensions. Luckily, creating a simple floating shelf is a great way to make your radiator attractive and functional no matter the size. Here's all the info you'll need.

Materials

1x2 piece of wood

1x12 piece of wood (adjust the size based on the width of your radiator unit)

Wood glue

Foam paint brush or stain rag

Sandpaper or power sander

Metal shelf brackets & screws

Clamps (optional)

How to Build Your Shelf

  1. First, measure the top of your radiator. Then, add three inches for overhang on each end.
  2. Use this measurement (including overhang) and cut the piece of 1x12 to size.
  3. Now measure the width of your radiator unit extending from the wall. To make the side pieces, cut the piece of 1x2 wood to this length plus at least one inch of overhang.
  4. Lay the wood pieces on the floor face down. Add wood glue along the side pieces of 1x2 and press to attach to the 1x12 piece.
  5. Either using clamps or by holding the wood pieces tightly together, allow the glue to dry. Consult the packaging on your glue for a time estimate.
  6. Sand any rough edges to avoid splinters. This will also prepare the surface for painting or staining.
  7. Use your paint or stain of choice to add some color and character to the shelf. For a naturally distressed appearance, sand lightly again once the treatment is dry.
  8. Position the shelf on top of your radiator. While the shelf is steady enough to remain on its own, adding brackets on each side will prevent it from falling or slipping when you add objects on top.

Now you can enjoy a simple and effective shelf for the top of your radiator. While it won't conceal the entire unit, it does give you extra display space for your favorite décor.

About the Author
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Sally Masters, P.A.

Trustworthy, reliable, hardworking---a committed and dedicated Realtor who has earned the respect and admiration of her peers and the many clients who have called on her to consummate an important Real Estate transaction.

For over two decades, Sally Masters has been successfully listing and selling homes throughout Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft. Myers and Cape Coral and surrounding areas. Today, she is recognized as one of Southwest Florida’s most outstanding marketing, negotiating and sales professionals. In 2018, this native of London, England joined the Signature International Premier Properties team, bringing her vast knowledge and insight of the residential, waterfront, golf course and estate home marketplace to one of Florida’s fastest growing Real Estate Companies.

Sally has few equals in regards to her list of industry-wide certifications and designations. They include being a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and an Institute Luxury Home Market member. Sally has earned a CIPS Designation (Certified International Property Specialist), the RSPS Certification (Resort and Second Home Property Specialist) the SRES Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and the MRP Certification (Military Relocation Professional)

In addition, she has been the recipient of the prestigious Ad Miller Award, recognizing an individual who has contributed to the enhancement and preservation of private property rights. In August, 2018, Sally was featured in Forbes Magazine as a Real Estate Market leader for Southwest Florida.

Sally Masters’ network of clients stretches far and wide- both beyond the United States and throughout Canada and Europe. For years, she has successfully worked with the many international buyers and sellers who invest and call home to Naples and its surrounding environs.

Going above and beyond for her many clients and her commitment to keep her buyers and sellers well informed throughout the entire transaction process is what truly defines Sally’s highly acclaimed work ethic. She constantly receives referrals and new business from her many satisfied clients who enlisted her as their broker of choice and remain in close contact.

Sally continues to give to the community she has called home for many years. She is the active and proud founder of the www. Adopt-A-Soldier.org, a charitable organization that sends packages to our troops stationed overseas.