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Radiator cover material ?

Hey,

I got a little project where I'm trying to hide a bunch of ugly swisscom boxes, network cables and a Sonos connect on a wall.

For that I've been looking for using what I know as radiator covers plates. These light and thin but large pieces of wood with pattern groves in them which in this case would be needed for some good ventilation for these boxes.

Anyone know of where to find such in Switzerland, preferably Neuchatel neighborhood ?

I've asked around in Jumbo and other garden/building centers but they all look kinda funny when I show them pictures of the thin boards with patterns in them - or they just say "nope - we don't have that."

If in doubt what I mean just see these images from google image search
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Re: Radiator cover material ?

We had these built, by a carpenter, a few years ago. The Swiss don't seem to mind having their radiators showing....

You might find them across the border, in France. Our carpenter used a photo from Paris, for ours.
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Re: Radiator cover material ?

Although, these look quite reasonable..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Radiator-C.../112566/i.html
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Re: Radiator cover material ?

Why would you hide a radiator except to decrease the efficiency of heating
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Re: Radiator cover material ?

You could buy a suitable thin white cupboard from Ikea or Conforama, take a saw and cut parts out of it.
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That is exactly what my Swiss husband just said!
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I didn't say I wanted to hide a radiator. I just wanted the material
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Although, these look quite reasonable..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Radiator-C.../112566/i.html
I don't need the complete cover - just the patterned board.

I'll then cut that to a shape + add sides so that I can use it to cover the electronic devices/boxes/cables.
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Re: Radiator cover material ?

We put our router and cables in this one

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70241459/

And the put a lamp on top.
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We put our router and cables in this one

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70241459/

And the put a lamp on top.
Yeah, good suggestion but I need it to be more flat since it is just at the foot of the stairs - best if I can mount it on the wall and its not deeper than 10-15 cm's.

But a good tip anyhow - thanks!
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Re: Radiator cover material ?

sorry for old post revival but I'm the same situation. Router and plug at bottom of stairs so need something flat and radiator cover plates would be great.

But I can't find it locally here - can order in Denmark but seems a bit over the top for something as simple

Did you manage to find it or some alternative ?
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sorry for old post revival but I'm the same situation. Router and plug at bottom of stairs so need something flat and radiator cover plates would be great.

But I can't find it locally here - can order in Denmark but seems a bit over the top for something as simple

Did you manage to find it or some alternative ?


Migros and Coop et al sell pegboard, cut to size, make a surround, paint it white. Best solution would be if you could borrow a wood router and a 4 - 6mm bit from someone. Cut a piece of ply to the size you want. Only takes a few minutes with a router to slot a board so that the spacing works out sweetly.


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