Wooden range hood with concealed microwave

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Project by markew posted 04-11-2019 08:31 AM 2374 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my over the range hood with “hidden” microwave. It is 36” wide 19. 5 deep and 36” from ceiling to base. Blum 170 degree hinges with blumotion added. It is shown hanging on a basement wall with low ceilings, kitchen isn’t ready for hood yet. It is all cherry, natural and finished with Bush oil. And that front door panel is the same color as the rest of the cherry, work light used while taking pic makes it appear much lighter. Exhaust will be vented to outside.

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#1 posted 04-12-2019 12:10 AM

I love the concept. Would love to have a set of the plans and an understanding of how you arrived at the venting needs being met…what is the cfm of the vent?

I don’t see a range outlet or a gas outlet below it….so ?

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#2 posted 04-12-2019 08:10 AM

BlueRidgeDog, The microwave hood is currently, and temporarily mounted (only 3 feet above the floor) on a wall in an unused room in my basement. I built and mounted it there to show my wife, now that my wife has approved, when I complete our new kitchen, it will be mounted about 2 feet above the cooktop. I posted some more pics, The 3rd pic shows the 3.5” wide recessed piece on the left side, this allows the microwave door to open without the wooden door interfering. The microwave I am using vents at 450CFM, however I believe any over the range microwave, that vents to the exterior of the home will work. I do not believe a recirculating microwave would work without changing the design. 4th pic shows tongue and grove top removed, that is where vent will attach and go straight up through the ceiling. Sorry, I didn’t make a set of plans. I sketched up the concept and rough dimensions on paper, built a prototype which I modified some and then built the hood. It is basically a cabinet that is several inches wider and a couple of inches taller and a couple of inches deeper than microwave. The top was made of plywood and clad with tongue and groove cherry. The top is removable, which will allow future access to the electrical outlet. Let me know if you need clarification.

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