Huge custom range hood!

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Project by danoq posted 08-15-2010 09:07 AM 6841 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Massive 6 foot range hood

-- Q

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#1 posted 08-15-2010 02:25 PM

Wow! That’s a beautiful hood. That is very nice craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 08-15-2010 02:32 PM

Nicely Done

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 08-15-2010 03:00 PM

Lovely work. Did you have to build around a prefabricated metal liner/fan/light? I’m asking because I am facing a similar project within a couple of months. Any tips or insights? Thanks.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#4 posted 08-15-2010 05:04 PM

I will try to post a few more custom hoods to illustrate more possibilities! It is key that you spend extra time up front going over ALL the hood specs from the manufacturer of the steel box that contains all the fan hood anatomy! skipping this step is sure to leave you with piece of artwork for your own personal garage wall! It just WILL NOT work if you don’t spend the necessary time or even story board the specs and dimensions in the manufacturer packet. This gets tricky when you are trying to stay close to the contour of the steel insert on an angle or better yet a compound that requires you to bevel your millwork from the side as well as from the front. If you get in a jam you can mock up a few of your angles with mdf and then skin it with 1/4” -3/4” ply to compute and note ALL of your angles. After you figure all of this out you can move into production. A paint grade unit will give you a bit of forgiveness because you can fill problem areas. In most cases you will have to set your compound mitre to pitch your bevel on your table saw like the front edge on this hood. I assembled it with tape to avoid too many nail holes. DO NOT try and veneer a unit like this or assume you can use edge-tape on the bottom edges to hide your plywood edges. The heat will separate EVERYTHING within Months and you will be in a “HEATED” (no pun, sorry couldn’t resist) discussion with your client over why their is a piece of edge tape hanging down from the hood. use as many hardwood moldings as possible and that will dress it up and cover all exposed edges and don’t forget to leave access in the front for the electrician and the contractor to connect the duct out the top. I will post a photo with the front panels removed as well. Hope this helps. I design and build about 4-6 of these a year. This green hood was the whale. There was a slot on the edge of the shelf at the front crown for decorative plates to display! It was also distressed/Rustic so after the glaze it looked to be about 70 years old. I will try and find the photo after install. The client was pretty jazzed on this one!

-- Q

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 06:37 AM

Nice work great color

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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