Many of us have air conditioning units, especially if we live in hot climates. If you are a happy owner of one of these, then outside it may look not the best way and spoil your landscape. Wanna hide this eye sore? I’ve prepared some DIYs for you to cover the AC unit and get a decent look. Let’s get started.
The first cover is made of furring strips and one bundle of lath. The piece looks like an outdoor shower, it’s kind of a box built of wooden planks that are painted white. You can actually use any other paint or finish.
The next DIY was inspired by Pinterest. It’s a three-sided screen that would be placed on the ground around the unit. It’s made of corner posts, lattice, outside and interior wood trim pieces. This cover makes the AC unit look good and adds character to the garden look.
The third craft is made of lumber, and it’s big enough to cover not only an AC unit but also pool equipment. Build a box of lumber of required dimensions making up a frame first. Here the lumber wasn’t painted, just finished but you can go for any color or pattern.
The screen in this tutorial is just two-sided because shrubs will help soften it. The screen is built of frames that are made of wood planks. A finish or a color is up to you.
In this craft we’ll cover the AC unit with plywood. Plywood weighted down with bricks does a good job of protecting your air conditioner condenser in winter.
This AC cover was built of reclaimed wood, you can also use pallets here. You may stain it or paint the way you like. The last step was to attach an awesome hose holder.
No wood for this cover, to make it you’ll need plastic privacy lattice screens. The author picked up wooden pickets and hit them into the ground with a rubber mallet. A few bags of river rocks allowed not to worry about the lawn.
The next cover is more solid and took more time to make it. The cover was made of wooden boards, the authors first built a solid frame and then attached planks on it. It was given a weathered and worn look with a cool stain. A couple of potted flowers on the sides finished the look.
In this project the cover is made of wooden planks and fabric. It’s not to cover it to save your garden look but it will help the unit to survive a winter. Read how to make a frame and attach the fabric to it right.
This cover for the air conditioner is for inside. It perfectly hides the conditioner and with a chalkboard finish you can leave messages and images on it, so practical and so cool!
Here’s another outdoor AC screen built of louvers. The item was assembled and painted and then put right on the ground to hide the ugly unit. The kids helped a lot to build the screen, so you can ask your children to help too.