wood vents are ordered by the duct opening or "rough" opening especially insert
/ surface mount vents.
"over all dimensions" will size basevents and most custom flush no frames.....
are some pictures to help you understand what to look for to properly size a
800 685 8263.... we will be happy to help go over your measurements, help size
Where is the opening located? Floor, Wall or ceiling?
What type of floor surface?
Wood (3/4 or laminant), tile, carpet etc...
What type of wall or ceiling?
Drywall, plaster wainscott etc...
Ceiling and wall vents are best ordered as
"inserts". The flange will cover the opening's rough cut and can
be drilled for fasteners.
Any large wood vent needs to be
If there is no "rafter" to shim, a
wood cross brace can easily be installed.
Wood vents, when supported properly, can be used for
larger openings and in high traffic areas.
Note any moldings or obstructions near the opening....
This door jamb makes a tough installation.
Close/patch the opening with extra
flooring to create a cleaner opening for a vent.
Is it a metal duct opening? Or a cut "rough opening"?
Metal openings are sometimes tricky as the duct
work may "bow" inward.... check for "play" and adjust to a stock size.
Rough cut openings can also fool you into ordering
custom vents. A 3 3/4" x 12" opening and a few file passes can fit
a 4 x 12" stock vent.
send a picture if you can.
Provide as many measurements as possible.
Measure twice, order once.
Is there enough room between the opening and the
Will the 3/4" flange be big enough to cover any
Will it be flush or surface mounted (insert)?
Inserts can be installed for floor wall & ceiling
Flush vents are best installed before any surface
Flush with frame vents are floor installation
Flush vents are standard 3/4" thick and can be
"fitted" flush in an existing surface by cutting the floor opening
larger to expose the sub floor. The sub floor acts as a shelf to
support the vent.
What type & style wood vent?
Basevents are usually installed over a duct opening located in
the floor up against a wall.
To stay away from a custom size and to not screw
around with the existing molding, the width of these vents is probably
the most important measurement. Ordering to wide will mean cutting the
molding and too narrow filling in.
Base vents can be made custom to any size and in
Height x Depth
Check out our Base Vents
What type of wood and finish?
Almost any wood can be matched.
Oak, maple, cherry, ash, walnut etc...
Choose unfinished vents which are
clean and sanded ready for on-site finishing or factory finished.
We can provide clear and custom stain finishes.
What type of air flow works best for the application?
2 Way (Standard)
Call, fax or e-mail us. We will be
happy to quote any size job....