Radiator Shelves


Postby Escrape » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:32 pm

I want to install solid pine 25mm thick floating shelves above my gas central heated radiators. Is there a suggested gap between shelf and radiator to prevent any warping or distortion of the wood. The shelves will be painted white satinwood.
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Postby stoneyboy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:36 pm

Escrape,
They will probably warp no matter how far you site them above the radiator.
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Postby Escrape » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:29 am

Thanks Stonyboy. What about the shelves they sell in B&Q. They are all made of Pine. Or should I use 25mm thick MDF. Ta for help.
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:26 pm

Escrape,
MDF should be far more stable than pine, I would suggest three point fixing to minimise bowing. B&Q shelves - try one you can always take it back if it does warp.
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Postby Escrape » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:47 pm

Thanks Stoneyboy. Much appreciated.
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Postby Rob81 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:48 pm

[b]
I got my radiator shelf from here if you Google "saveonheat.co.uk" [/b] :D
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