Stove “Hood”

Before we left for Indiana I lined the stove hood with copper colored metal tiles and placed it over the aged copper backsplash. The backspash is 36″ tall and 48″ wide and the highest recommended height for a stove hood was 36″ so although it seems a bit low, it fits really well over the stove and the side cabinet.

Hood Over Backsplash

Hood Over Backsplash

This wooden arch was the top of a storage cabinet that I bought just for the arched top. Although I hope to use the doors and some of the other wood from the cabinet.

Pine Armoire

Pine Armoire

I wanted the inside to be washable so I used some copper tiles I had left over from a project in Arizona, plus some used tiles that I bought from a craigslist ad. I thought the used tiles would be real copper but they were just metal like the ones I had.

Glued copper tiles

Glued copper tiles

I used liquid nails and the tiles took about 2 1/2 tubes of glue and lots of creative clamping to get the lining done. I had some help holding it up to screw it to the wall. We used the bathroom metal sink cabinet that is 36″ tall on the stove. The plastic wall anchors were not strong enough by themselves to hold the hood tight to the wall.

Needed to Find Studs

Needed to Find Studs

Screwed Tight to Studs

Screwed Tight to Studs

Once I found the studs to screw it into, I was able to get the hood straight and tight.

Although the hood does not exhaust, the stove has a downdraft exhaust that has a large charcoal filter installed under the cabinet. The ventilation system can be used to clear cooking odors and possible smoke. I plan to wire a light in the hood for task lighting over the stove.

Copper tile in hood

Copper tile in hood

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