I might need help with a walnut wood range hood

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06-25-2010 05:54 AM

I just posted a similar posting related to this one concerning a walnut kitchen that I bid on. This family wants a walnut range hood. I cannot find a walnut range hood online. I have done things similar in the past but mainly I have just built a cabinet around a range hood that fit inside the cabinet. In this case though I am building a range hood that seems to taper up about 15 degree on left and right side and in the front. The build itself seems very doable but I am concerned about heat issues with the wood. Does anyone know anything about buying some sort of kits or some sort of protective liner that goes inside one of these custom built range hoods to keep the heat to a minimum so the hood does not catch on fire.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 06:39 AM

You will, by code, need to put in a metal liner. You can have one fabricated or make one yourself. They are not very difficult to make. You might be able to buy a hood and adapt it to your design. This way you will have the blower and switches and lights.

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 06:45 AM

Thanks John, that is what I have done in the past, the customer has bought an actual steel hood and I would build a cabinet that the hood fit inside.

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