Multifunctional radiator housing and corner cabinet made of MDF, by Laura

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To ensure that the radiator in our living room would be out of sight, I made a radiator housing. By extending the windowsill at the same time, we also have the opportunity to sit comfortably in the windowsill or, in the case of the children, to play here. Because we still had an empty space of approximately 47.0 cm next to the radiator, we extended the windowsill and made a corner cabinet on top.

Work description: how did you realize your project

First of all, we gathered ideas for radiator conversions on Pinterest. After this I made a rough sketch, which I then worked out to scale in Excel. I measured everything again on the basis of the sketch and then I ordered the wood at As soon as everything was in, I first explained everything on the floor (photo 5). On this basis I made a frame of wooden beams (8.0 × 4.0 cm) to give the model extra rigidity and on which to rest the plate for the windowsill (photo 3 / 4). Then I first painted the MDF planks with MDF primer and then painted it white. Then I put the front together with dowels and wood glue so that no screws can be seen. The front is finally attached to this frame with dowels, so that it is also easy to remove (photo 1 / 6 / 7 / 8). Finally, I made a stepped corner cabinet with 28.5 × 28.5 cm planks (photo 2 / 9) I attached the parts to each other with dowels and wood glue. I also fixed the vertical shelves in the middle in the wall for extra strength.

Final size: What are the outer dimensions?

The outer dimensions of the radiator housing are 304.0 cm wide and 50.0 cm high. The depth is 45.0 cm at the widest part. The corner cabinet that is connected to this is 28.5 cm wide and 28.5 cm deep. The height (measured from the radiator housing) is 180.0 cm high.

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