Suggestions on covering pipework

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I have just had new heating put in and i need to cover these pipes I am at a loss what to use to box them in Hardboard ,mdf , Any suggestions that will make it look aesthetically pleasing As you can see it goes through the coving dado rail and skirting I have the wallpaper but wondered on a simpler idea
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Simple MDF or plasterboard boxing, skirting,coving and rail can be added if required.
 
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Rather than an obvious boxed section. You could always extend the chimney breast with timber and plasterboard to hide the pipes but if you have a fireplace in (what I assume is) the chimney breast it will become off centre.
 
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Replace the plastic saddles with brass or chrome munsen rings. Polish the copper back to a shine. Apply copper lacquer - feature!!

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Pendock, Abacus Quadrant (which can be sealed, sanded and painted/decorated), paint to match existing decor or like Nozzle says, make a feature out of it. If boxing yourself, 2 x 1 softwood frame and 12mm MDF skins. V-chamfer the joints where the two pieces of MDF meet. This can then be fully filled or better filled and a thumb pressed into it and "wiped" down the length of the joint to produce a soft profile groove (often used in shop fitting because straight butted joints always seem to crack and this sort of joint done with a flexible filler holds-up far better and if needs be can be refilled and repainted several times)
 
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Thanks chaps I am going with the mdf I can get good straight cuts out of a sheet at BQ but not champered im reckoning
 
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Block plane? Spokeshave? Sandpaper (P80/P100) wrapped round a piece of MDF (200 x 80mm)? More than one way to whotsit a cat!
 
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Consider insulating them before you box them in. Personally I wouldn't use MDF, I'd go with plaster board.
 
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The problem with using counter shrunk screws with MDF is that the filler over the heads will eventually start to push out as the MDF expands and contracts.

Personally I would consider using a gap filling adhesive and a pin gun, in the absence of a pin gun you could use a drill bit slightly smaller than the nails and then nail it together.

If you go for screws, use a soft filler like Toupret Redlite or RedDevil OneTime and then use lining paper over the MDF.

Be advised that the MDF may creak very slightly from time to time when the heating is turned on (assuming that those are heating pipes).
 
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