Wall, Ceiling or Cabinetry
Tired of that ugly metal cover for your Cold Air Return, Wall or Ceiling Vent? Replace it with a beautiful custom made solid hardwood vent or air return.
These wood vent covers, air returns, supply vent and grilles can be for the Wall, Ceiling, on or integrated into your cabinetry, doors or at the lower Walls nestled between the baseboard molding. thick paneling or wainscotting. We will specify for Air Return as opposed to Supply Vents when you place your order.
Louvered Styles are very handsome in that the louvers overlap so you can place the wood vent so that floor traffic does not view into the opening area. If you have a Filter behind the grille, the louvered style will hide the Filter from most angles.
No matter what wood you require for your cold air return covers, chances are good that we can match it. Woods include, but are not limited to, Red Oak, Alder, Ash, Birch, Brazilian Cherry, Cedar, Cumaru, Cypress, Douglas Fir, Heart Pine, Hickory, Ipe (Brazilian Walnut), Jatoba, Kempas, Mahogany, Maple, Poplar, Spruce, Teak, Walnut, White Oak, White Pine or Yellow Pine. We can also make wood vents from most any 4/4, 3/4 or 5/4 + lumber or flooring so that it matches up more precisely. Quartersawn or Rift cut woods may also be available.
For Paintable woods we provide White Pine, Poplar, Maple and Birch. Maple is the best, as it is Strong, is resistant to humidity and temperture changes and has tight pores so it is among the easiest to paint.
We make them to fit most any size or shape and into your particular situation including Surface Mount, Surface/Flush Mount to fit between baseboard molding but on the walls surface or flush mount for different wood cabinetry, wainscotting or wood thicknesses.
Louvered Styles have as standard .375 (3/8″) spacing between louvers for plenty of air flow, or you can also specify .25″ (1/4″) spacing or .5″ (1/2″) or most any specification. We just had a 4 ton Hvac (heating/air) system installed, where the customer only wanted 1 air return for the entire system and that was only a small 21 x 27″ cabinet opening size available. We needed to get 484 square inches of Free Air Area of air flow so we had to adequately space the 5/4 Maple to give us depth so that it looks good and provides adequate air flow.
In other words, we can usually design your air return or supply vent to accommodate most air system requirements. Please remember that wood needs to be thicker than metal in order to have similar characteristics, however we can design the louvered or grate styles to accommodate most situations. Please give us a call, email or fax to discuss what you need.
Measuring: All vents go by at least duct opening, cutout or filter sizes. Many times we also need an Overall size so that it fits into it’s spot. Sometimes we need a rough drawing or the thickness so we can make the wood vent integrated into the wood, door panel, cabinet cutout, wainscotting or tongue and groove wood.
All orders and are considered wall or ceiling mount and include self rimming lips and countersink screw holes (to attach the wood vent to the vertical or ceiling surface) unless specified in your order. Louvered wall or ceiling are considered (unless you specify) with Louvers parallel with the longest sides.
Louvered Wall or Ceiling Vents can be set for Self Rimming, Surface/Flush Mount to fit between baseboard molding or like a cabinet door or Flush Mount without a separate frame.
Grate Style Wall, Ceiling or Cabinetry Air Returns
Grate style is also sometimes called eggcrate, rickenbacher, boat decking with the square or rectangular design. We have several grid sizes we have entered into the computer or we can design them for your specifications.
With 1″ open squares and your choice of 1/2″ or 3/8″ solid grid size this looks great on your wall or ceiling in larger sizes. (See below for smaller grid sizes)
Pricing for Wall or Ceiling Cabinetry Louvered or Standard Grate Styles:
$.47 per square inch (psi) for 4/4″ Red Oak, White Ash, Poplar or White Pine Solid wood Stock
.59 psi for 5/4 (1.25″ gross thickness) Lumber Grade Red Oak or Ash solid wood Stock
.49 for Alder wood, Brazilian Cherry, Cedar,Douglas Fir, Maple, Southern Yellow Pine or White Oak in 4/4″ solid wood stock
.67 psi for 5/4 (1 1/4″ thickness) Maple, Southern Yellow Pines and White Oak solid wood stock
.59 psi for American Cherry, Cypress, Mahogany, Heart Pine, Hickory,Teak, Walnut or Unique Requirements.
Filter Grilles: Add 12.95 for Filter Brackets. If you have a Filter and want to open sort of like a cabinet door we add a Frame, hinge and Clasp Assembly is 49.00. Phone or
Just email us with your measurements for a quote.
Smaller Grid Sizes for the Grate Style Vents:
Architects, Builders and Heating Companies like a smaller grid size for residential or smaller commercial systems as it looks better with many more and smaller little squares and also provides great air flow as well. We have used this style for many a multi million dollar home.
With smaller 5/8″ open squares surrounded by 1/4″ solid wood grid size for a 4 x 12″ size this gives you 4 squares by 13 squares and for a 20 x 30″ air return this gives you 22 squares by 33 squares.
We also have a 1/2″ open square surrounded by 1/2″ solid wood grid. This is not designed for air flow but it is great for high heal shoes, ballet floors, or for a hide away place for a safe, plumbing access or whatever.
In a rectangular Grate Style we have a 3/4″ x 1.25 open rectangle surrounded by 1/4″ solid wood grid. The long part of the rectangle is going parallel with the long sides, unless specified.
If you need another grid size just let us know.
Pricing for 5/8″ Grates, or the 1/2″ Grates, 3/4″ x 1.25″ Grates is:
Red Oak, Poplar, Ash or White Pine is .69 cents per square inch (si).
Maple, Birch, Alder, Yellow Pine, Douglas Fir, Spruce, White Oak is .79 si
American Cherry, Mahogany, Cypress, Heart Pine, Hickory, Teak, Brazilian Cherry or Walnut is .89 si
Just give us a call, email or fax: We are open til 9:00 pm central time weekdays and til 4:00 pm on Saturdays.
800-232-8353 to call or also 800-280-9464 and the Fax is 888-468-0239
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