Wall Décor nest thermostat-4

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by IH guest


Decorative wall plate for NEST smart thermostat

I felt that the Nest thermostat looked kind of bare on the wall alone, and there is a trim plate that comes with it but I felt it had no visual style. So I was on a quest to find a wall plate for it but there is a very limited amount (very few) and I also found myself not liking the few styles out there for sale online.

I went to IKEA and purchased a mini bamboo cutting board called APTITLIG which I sliced in half with a table saw so I can cut a circle but I didn’t want the gap between the thermostat and the edge of the circle to expose the wall color from behind, so only the front half was circle sawed and the back half was left alone except for the mounting holes and a smaller center hole to run the wires through.

APTITLIG bamboo cutting board

APTITLIG bamboo cutting board

After cutting all the holes I used wood clue and clamps to join the 2 halves back together. Now the thermostat sits recessed in the board and the thermostat has a little more visual interest on the wall.

Bamboo decorative wall plate for Nest smart thermostat

Bamboo decorative wall plate for Nest smart thermostat

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4 Responses to Decorative wall plate for NEST smart thermostat

  1. Jerry says:

    Nice idea. I think you could same some work and not countersink the Nest. That way you would not need to split it in half. Great work though. I found a nice square bamboo cutting board I am going to do this with.

  2. Andrew Collier says:

    How on earth did he cut that in half with a table saw?

    • mowcius says:

      Using rather a large blade, two passes and a nice stable fence. The semicircular burn marks in the inset part are the giveaway.
      Milling from the top with a router and jig seems like it would be easier.

      As much as I won’t be trying to cut a chopping board in half, I do really like this and might have to do something similar for my Nest.

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