otr shelf width
I'll have a 36" SS hood (no cabinetry enclosure) over a 30" range. The wall cabs on either side of the hood do not touch the hood -- there is 3 inches of breathing space on each side of the hood.
I want to put a shelf above the range. It will be actively used and not for decorative items only. I'm concerned about things falling off the sides. I will be throwing things up there, not placing them carefully, as I thrash around in the kitchen.
It seems that a 42" wide shelf mounted at the level of the bottom of the wall cabs would look out of place and just too wide - wouldn't it? But that placement would allow the wall cabs to function as sides for the shelf and keep things from falling off the end.
I can't find a SS shelf with sides.
The only thing with sides I see is a microwave shelf, and those are very deep.
Would a 42" shelf look as bad as I imagine? Do you know of other ways to put sides on such a shelf?
Thanks in advance for your help.