Cooktop Cover

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Project by BigDawg posted 01-06-2013 01:16 PM 6424 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted to get some extra counter space for entertaining. I came up with this idea to cover the cooktop and make the kitchen island more spacious. The cooktop cover is made of maple plywood with bloodwood accents. After our friends saw this at our Christmas party, I was inundated with orders for seven more.

-- Shawn DuGay, Wallingford, CT

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 02:35 PM

Nice solution for the more space thing. Glad to hear about the orders hope they work out for ya.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 03:13 PM

Beautiful and well done. The top has a nice luster to it. How did you finish it?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 03:46 PM

Very nice. Just yesterday my sister-in-law showed me one given to her. It was the first I had seen. What are the dimensions?

-- Kevin May "Making wood useful and fun!"

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#4 posted 01-06-2013 05:51 PM

Nice project. Its funny, I had mentioned to my wife at Christmas that I should build a cover for our stove which is on an island similar to yours.

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 01-06-2013 06:04 PM

This is beautiful! We have been making covers for 5 years, check out our site:

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#6 posted 01-06-2013 08:45 PM

Hope you always turn off the burners… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 04:33 AM

What a great solution and a beautiful example.
I do however have a concern as I have had 2 friends in the last few years have kitchen fires from stoves that have turned on by themselves. I make it a point now to never leave anything on my stove/cook top over time. I would recommend not leaving this on for an extended period of time. Controlled fire GOOD, uncontrolled BAD. I realize the probability is very low on these types of fires, but as I say I have had 2 friends experience this, so though the probability is low there is still a probability – be safe!

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 07:14 PM

I’ve always wondered why the cooktop people don’t design a cooktop with a pull-up/lay-down cover, to both hide the unsightly cooktop and offer additional counter space. And with one designed by the cooktop company they could easily have a gas- or ignition-shutoff mechanism that engages when the top is up.

-- Pete in Wilmette, IL

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