- Screws and screwdriver
- Cordless Drill with a counter sink bit
- Chalkboard paint
- Insulation (optional)
My window unit (above) doesn't offer a wood frame to mount an all-wood cover like Walter's solution, but his project got me wondering if I could have a similar setup created using a custom picture box frame or even stretched canvas with fabric stapled over it. Add some batting as insulation inside instead of full on fiberglass insulation material, and I've blocked out the cold winter drafts. And I could secure the frame using strategically positioned adhesive velcro, for easy on and off use. It all seems feasible now, thanks to Walter's decor hack.
See the complete Chalkboard A/C Unit Cover project here.An all wood frame doesn't seem to work with my window mounted unit, but perhaps a custom fitted stretched canvas like these from Native Vermont Studios could work.