Good Questions: Radiator Shelf Table Ideas?

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Hello AT,

I'm looking for a way to make my radiator into a shelf/table. How can I do this? Just set a shelf on top? I'm not planning on using the radiator this winter (I live on the 5th FL and it is usually quite warm). Ideas?

Thanks! Colleen

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Dear Colleen,

The simplest thing is to put a shelf on top of it. Painted wood will do fine, but a nice piece of marble or stone is even nicer. You can buy these precut as they are used for doorsaddles.

The next step up is to enclose your radiator. This online company does a big business of it: The Wooden Radiator Cabinet Co. But this may be overshooting the mark.

Anyone else??

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