Will range hood work with this cabinet?
The Kobe RA-028SQB-1 is listed as either an under cabinet or wall range hood. The manufacturer has measured the total depth of the portion going inside the cabinet as 11 1/4"d. The concern is in preventing torquing of my 30"w x 24"h wall cabinet (mounted above the cooktop) as the total depth is 11 1/4" as measured from the back of the inside cabinet wall to the front of the face frame. This means the entire middle 12" of the cabinet will have to be cut out, including 12" of the face frame at the cabinet bottom. In other words, there will be nothing to brace the middle at the bottom of the cabinet front. As there are wall cabinets of either side, I believe additional bracing across the middle at the front should take care of the problem. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. The installer thinks it will work, but I have no previous experience with him.