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Project by bandit571 posted 09-24-2011 02:21 AM 1464 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These sit on a stove top when the stove is not in use. This one is the first of three I have to make. This one has a field of a “red wood”(Cherry?) that came from a stash of barn wood. I resawed a 2×8 down to make a panel.

The “handles” are a white oak, also from that stash. These were from a rafter in the old barn. Had a few nails in it, but I can work around those. There is a lipped front edge from that red stuff, it is there to keep things from sliding off, when the tray gets moved. No finish as of yet, “war Dept.” call on that.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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Ted Pagels

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 02:47 AM

Seriously? While I admire your craftmanship the idea to me is just wrong! I spent over 30 years in the fire service. This is an accident waiting to happen. People don’t call the fire department if they did something smart…..... Please store it elsewhere! What were you thinking?

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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bandit571

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 03:19 AM

This is for storage when the stove is NOT in use. That is the reason there are those large handles, to make it easy to move. Need to use the stove? The tray gets moved over to the island table first. Simple as that. Idea came from an issue of Country Sampler.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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jeepturner

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#3 posted 09-24-2011 03:34 AM

It’s a nice space saver, but I’m with Ted on this one. I don’t want anything flammable sitting on the stove top.

-- Mel,

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Randy_ATX

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#4 posted 09-24-2011 03:50 AM

Ted is correct. The potential for a fire and disaster is there. Why not remove that risk/potential? I saw a recent news article that had a burned kitchen, the culprit? Boxes stored on the stove and the burner knob unknowingly bumped to the on position.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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lew

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#5 posted 09-24-2011 05:03 AM

Sometime back I saw a project here that made a similar device to protect a ceramic top stove. Often thought that was a good idea.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 09-24-2011 06:22 AM

I like it , but bad stuff happens to good people.
I actually was commissioned to make a stove topper for a relative of a friend , which I did , with the stern warning that I wouldn’t be responsible for any “accidents” that occurred !
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24969

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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David Grimes

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#7 posted 09-24-2011 08:33 AM

The risk IS lessened a bit with it being a free standing stove with the controls on the back (much less chance of accidentally turning the stove on).

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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bandit571

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#8 posted 09-24-2011 03:55 PM

Now the weird part: All the wood came from a pile of Barn Wood I has access to. Rafters are mostly Oak, with some that are quarter sawn. The “field” for this tray came from a 2×8 ceiling joist from that same pile. After planing away the nasty outside stuff, and ripping down the center, some easy to burn, red stuff showed up. Almost looks like a type of black Cherry. All the wood in this tray was planed DOWN to 4/4” . Sized to fit a stove.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Michael

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#9 posted 09-24-2011 04:38 PM

Sorry, but it’s a beautiful accident waiting to happen. Be careful.

-- Michael

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bandit571

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#10 posted 09-24-2011 05:00 PM

Let’s see: An electric range means no pilot lights under a burner. This one has a “detent” between “OFF” and the first heat setting. Stnading rule in this house is to never start a burner without a pan on it. To place the pan/pot, one would have to move the tray. Standing rule #2: Always clean the stove top when done with the cooking. Can’t clean the top with the tray there. Can’t clean the top until all the elements are cooled down.

Still working on a finish for this, if any. Might let that “red” wood age a bit, just to see WHAT it is.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 09-24-2011 05:52 PM

I would go with Cherry being your “red wood”.....kind of pinkish right now , but with exposure to sunlight , it will “ripen” in no time : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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David Grimes

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#12 posted 09-24-2011 11:31 PM

@bandit571, Since you know how you are using this and only you can weigh the klutz factor of your household, I think you will be just fine using this as you intend to. Nice project !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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bandit571

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#13 posted 10-04-2011 03:13 AM

after a few days in the window, and one coat of gloss varnish

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Dusty56

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#14 posted 10-04-2011 04:43 AM

Off to a good start ….with time it will become even darker : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lulu8

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#15 posted 10-18-2011 08:51 PM

I have absolutely no space in my kitchen for preparing food. I often find myself using a cutting board on one of my elements just to prepare for supper. This is so simple! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it! I do believe that it should never be “stored” on top of stove but I will definately use to increase my counter space while preparing dinner!

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