Need ideas for lowering vent hood
The issue is can I keep my currently installed cab in place and add a 3"h wood "box" structure to the bottom to bring the hood I want down 3" to the maximum recommended mounting height of 30"? Glass tile is installed all the way up to the bottom of the current cabinet which I would like to preserve intact if possible (for future hood options).
The cab in place is all wood face frame (30w x 24h x 12d) with 42"h cabs on either side. To attach the 3"h add-on, I have 1.5" on each side of the bottom of the upper cab, the front & back frame of the upper cab, & the side walls of the cabs on either side. The portion of the hood going up into the cab is 11"h and is to be hung by a horizontal mounting bracket at the top. The hood weights 33lbs.
Does this sound worth discussing with the pros? Do you have other suggestions or thoughts? I should add that this is an inside wall with a closet on the opposite side.
This post was edited by Texasgal47 on Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 11:59