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Project by doubleDD posted 12-20-2019 12:18 PM 1110 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Each year I let the women of the family choose a wish list or Christmas. My daughter in law and my niece chose these stove top covers. I honestly didn’t know that much about them so had them send me a picture of what they would like. Make them both the same was their answer. Good, much easier for me. I guess it gives you more counter space in the kitchen especially for like having parties and such. It will also serve as a tray to bring goodies to another area.

At first I didn’t really see the point of them but it actually is a good idea.
I used Cedar to keep the wait down and Bamboo as the border around it.
30’’ x 20’’ with 2 handles. Finished with polyurethane.

My niece wanted a breadbox at first, then changed her mind for one of these so I hope she enjoys her pick.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 12-20-2019 12:26 PM

Great idea! Nice looking too! This is new to me! I had to look them up on Google Dave! A great way to have extra counter space and it doubles as a serving tray! Hope you get an extra helping for your good work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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stefang

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#2 posted 12-20-2019 12:39 PM

Not such a bad idea when you need extra counter space or a really big serving tray. Nicely done and two happy homemakers!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 12-20-2019 12:48 PM

Nice, Dave! Good looking and functional.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-20-2019 12:58 PM

Hi Tony. Same here. I never heard of them before but being somewhat old school I’m not surprised. It sure gives them more pace and the serving tray is a plus.

Thanks Mike. I always heard the expression, give them what they want. It may have take a long time to learn that but makes everyone happier.

Thanks Dave. I’m hoping to see one of thes in use over the holidays.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 12-20-2019 01:39 PM

nice job Dave. I’ve seen covers similar in travel trailers but never in “house” so to speak. Pretty sure they will be used quite a lot and great idea with the cedar

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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pottz

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#6 posted 12-20-2019 03:00 PM

yeah there a great idea for adding counter space as many never seem to have enough.nice gift dave.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 12-20-2019 03:50 PM

Awesome finish on that cedar Dave. I think they will both be thrilled to receive these. Well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 12-20-2019 03:56 PM

Umm … wood over a stove top is not a good idea from a fire safety standpoint. Wood frame with sheet metal top makes better sense …

Nice project tho.

M

Do gas stoves still have pilot lights?

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#9 posted 12-20-2019 04:06 PM

That’s one way to solve lack of counter top space i suppose…i opted for just buying a bigger house with a bigger kitchen. Those look great and the finish looks very done very well.

How did you do the corner joinery on the bamboo trim? The first pic the corners look interesting but i cant zoom in enough to see how they were done.

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PPK

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#10 posted 12-20-2019 04:32 PM

I echo Madmark.

Yeah, No. I’d never allow one of those in my house. Even if the stove has no pilot lights, what if someone accidental turns on the stove? Very nicely done project, but I’d seriously rethink your choice of wood on a gas stove, or any type of stove…

-- Pete

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 12-20-2019 04:45 PM

Thanks Dick. Now that I know what they are and learned something about them I can see why people use them.

Thanks pottz. My wife and I would never have one but we maybe old fashion but the more you think about it I can see why they are getting popular.

Thanks Buster. I’m getting thrilled to see their faces.

Madmark2, stoves these haven’t had a pilot light in along time but I’m sure they’re still around. Like anything else don’t put anything on there unless you make sure it’s off. Good point to bring up though.

sansoo22. I personally would want a smaller house, easier to take care of. LOL. I guess like everything else you grow out of things and this can be a solution. I do like the tray part of this idea.
I just took a better look at that picture, it does look like some trick joinery. All I did was stack pieces on top of each other. That bamboo really hides the joints.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 12-20-2019 04:56 PM

PPk, I agree with you. But in their defense there are so many other ways for things to happen, I don’t see this being any more dangerous than any other tragedies that can happen at home. I was always against the idea of cedar decks and BBQ grills that used charcoal. I always feared a hot ash could fall out and start a fire hours later, but it never stopped me.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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splintergroup

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#13 posted 12-20-2019 06:44 PM

Hmm, I see a similar issue in general with shop space, never enough horizontal space for “things”.
It’s not a wood worker disease, it infects everybody. MORE SPACE!

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 12-20-2019 09:53 PM

Splintergroup, you sure have that right. I use to think I can get by with the space I have but over the years all the flat areas are shrinking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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anthm27

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#15 posted 12-20-2019 10:20 PM

Morning Double Dave,
I would actually call them DELUXE Stove Top Covers.
Nice wotk and well done for making the girls happy.
I just hope they dont turn their stoves on before removing the covers,
Merry Christmas
Cheers
Anth

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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