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mdf radiator shelf bending

Hi, I have just purchased a 1200mm long radiator shelf, simple brackets and slots behind the rad. It keeps bending/lifting in the middle when the rad is on. How do i stop this? I dont want to put heavy items on it. Should i put a timber 'splint' underneath so it will resist lifting in the middle?

Nicola - L21

Asked: October 30 2020

Answers: 0

Will wooden shelves above my radiators be safe and keep heat in the room?

I have radiators fixed onto external walls with no cavity wall insulation and a lot of heat is lost through the walls. I am considering getting some radiator shelves made to contain the heat inside the rooms and to double up as extra storage. Do I need a special wood to handle the heat of the radiators? Will it be safe to use the shelves to store books or will it be too hot? Does the wood have to have a special treatment to handle the constant heat?

R - HA3

Asked: February 28 2018

Answers: 8