Modern Baseboard Heater Cover
Step 1: L Brace
Step 2: Attach Top Cover
Next up I attached the 1×4 boards to create the top panel or cover. These were nailed directly into the L braces they sit on top of.
Step 3: Attach Front Slats
Starting at the top to create a flush edge, attach a 1 x 2 board using a nail gun. Clamps help with this step so you can get the edge flush and still have free hands. To attach the second slat, turn one 1×2 sideways and put between the top slat and the second slat. This will create a 3/4″ gap. Clamp this in place and nail to attach. Repeat this process until all 4 boards are attached.
Step 4: Finish
Fill nail holes and any seams (you may not have seams if your heater is less than 8′ in length) with wood filler. Let this dry and sand until smooth. I also added some caulk between the baseboard heater cover top and the wall before painting. Then finish with painting any color you like! If you want a more traditional look, stick with white to match your trim. I chose black here to help it blend with the wall a bit more.
Final Baseboard Heater Cover
And week 4 of the One Room Challenge is a wrap! Check out my post from a couple weeks back to see how I smoothed the wood paneling in this room (yes, those walls are wood paneling)! Still 4 more weeks to go (and I’m happy about that because lots of work left to do!) so make sure to check out the ORC blog to see the other amazing projects!
Baseboard Cover Close Up
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