Blowin' smoke...my range hood project.
Seems like a slow day here, so I'm revealing my range hood, even though it's still sitting on my work table. I need help to mount it on the wall--don't know when that will happen, and I want to show it off now.
I'm so pleased with the way that it's turned out that I'm giving it an album and thread to itself. I started with an old feed bin that had been in our barn since we bought the place. One day as I walked by it, I thought, "Hey, that's the shape and size I need for a hood--maybe I can make this work!"
For about $350 in materials, including a $217 Broan hood insert, I'll have a vented range hood, which I've always wanted--we moved the stove across the kitchen, to an outside wall, to make this possible. I'm going for vintage style on a very tight budget--and this hood fits both requirements. It's my first metal-working project, except for a couple of copper panels for an antique cabinet. It has flaws and dings (and in some places may be tear-streaked), but I did it myself!
Here are my inspiration photos--I didn't save names, but I know that some belong to GW members. Thank you to each of you for sharing your pictures and experiences, and thanks to all of you Smaller Homes friends for your constant encouragement.
Here is a link that might be useful: