Custom Vent-Hood Cover

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

The author used a full-scale drawing as a pattern to lay out and cut the 3/4-inch by 2-inch clear poplar that would form the frames for the three facets of the top section.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

The bottom of each of the top panels was back-beveled so it would rest squarely on the base.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

The visible portion of the base was formed by three pieces of 3/4-inch by 9-inch poplar; the corners were mitered and fastened with brads and glue. A 5-inch-wide poplar stretcher on the back tied it all together.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

The three parts of the top section were butt-jointed and fastened with pocket screws and glue.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

The top was nailed to the base using brads driven through beveled cleats that conformed to the slope of the hood.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

Plywood cleats on top of 3/4-inch spacers provided a recessed fastening surface for the front panel.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

The author used a scrap of poplar to trace where the molding met in the corners and to determine the intersecting angles.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

Fastening a pair of cleats alongside the plywood cutout to support the fan liner was the last thing done in the shop.

Custom Vent-Hood Cover

A plywood box covered the gap between the hood and the sloping ceiling; the joints were trimmed with panel molding.

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