Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. In this case, the cheap, broken, metal wall registers just had to go. The Problem was, I searched new and old, online and in deep in piles at the antique stores for replacements but nobody had the right size. So, the only solution was to build them myself.
I used a mix of solid poplar for the frame and birch veneer for the center. My 40 year old table saw is stick ticking and worked great cutting the pieces to the needed custom sizes.
After cutting out the center I was able to mount an oil rubbed bronze floor register before a dry run install on the prepped wall space.
This isn’t the best picture of the finished product but a Christmas tree adds to any scene. Poplar and birch lumber take paint really well so this allowed me to caulk in the register to the wall and baseboards giving this finished DIY project a professional touch