When I think of builder grade, the first place I think of is the kitchen. More than any other area of the house, kitchens tend to be at the top of everyone’s “what I want to change about my home” list.

How to Build a Custom Range Hood

We bought our house in 2010, two months after the birth of our son, and I have been working non-stop since then to make our house our home.

One of the first projects we worked on was the kitchen. It looked a little something like this when we bought it.

The first thing I did was paint the cabinets and remove that dreadful microwave from over the stove. 

Building the range hood:

The materials:

-  1 4X8 Birch Plywood Panel -  1 X 2 X 8 Support Boards -  1 x 3 X 8 Pine Board (for top face) -  1 X 4 X 8 Pine Boards (for bottom face) -  2 8 foot lattice pieces: $7.28

The project:

Begin by taking off the cabinet doors and removing the bottom of the cabinet. I also knocked out the front support piece.

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