DIY Reclaimed Range Hood Cover

A reclaimed range hood cover that is easy to build and beautiful too!
A reclaimed range hood cover that is easy to build and beautiful too!

This has been one of the best weeks in a long, LONG time! We just seem to be flying through the projects this week. The week started with the Z barn door {here}, then Wednesday the whole family kicked into gear with Princess Pea and Hubby built Princess Pea's headboard and bed table while Handsome Hank and I worked on trimming out the reclaimed range hood cover, and today I managed to get all the reclaimed wood up on the range hood cover. Booya!!

So to refresh your memory, here is the link to our base we constructed.  I am going to include a picture of the range hood cover base with the trim we attached on Wednesday.

The Plywood base and trim for the reclaimed range hood cover.
The Plywood base and trim for the reclaimed range hood cover.

I trimmed out area of the range hood cover, primed, and applied the 1st coat of paint on it Thursday. I will be painting all the cabinets Simply White by Benjamin Moore. I am using the Advance paint because it is an alkyd. Advance paint is going to be more durable and have an oil paint like finish, which will come in extremely handy with a landscaper husband, 3 dogs, + 2 kids.

Trim on reclaimed range hood cover painted in Simply White.
Trim on reclaimed range hood cover painted in Simply White.

My favorite part is this project is that I used reclaimed wood siding from our house! Originally I was going to use the wood from our old stairs, but those boards would be too narrow. AND I could not hide the pretty blue paint the stairs had been painted at one time. The hubby thought I was nuts some odd years ago when I spazzed at him for demolishing the beautiful wood siding. I managed to save 8 pieces, 4 in near mint condition and it was just enough to get this job done.

Before I started attaching the reclaimed wood siding, I spray varnished the inside of the range hood cover. I used painters tape to attach newspaper to the range hood, the sides and back. I have attached a pic for ya. It would have been nice to use the fan at this point but it would have just sucked the newspaper up and not the fumes.

I used painters tape and newspaper to protect my new range hood while I spray varnished the inside.
I used painters tape and newspaper to protect my new range hood while I spray varnished the inside.

I let the varnish set a few minutes. This is the best time to play with how close the wood siding was going to be. I decided to go with 5/8" inch overlap. Now honestly this may not be the same on both sides, it is more important for that siding to be level.

I started with the front side because I had limited quantities of the wood siding.  The main reason to do the front side first, especially if it is the middle, is that it makes it easier to match the sides to the focal area. It is more aesthetically pleasing when your rows wrap smoothly around to the sides.

The first row is most important because it sets the tone of how the project will go. You want that sucker level and with a smidgen of a gap on the ends for expansion and contraction. The gap isn't as important if you go from heat to air conditioning, but I love my windows open so gap it was for me.

To attach the first row use construction adhesive and nails.

The first row of wood siding is glued on the reclaimed range hood cover.
The first row of wood siding is glued on the reclaimed range hood cover.
Simple and small nails hold the first row of wood siding on the reclaimed range hood cover.
Simple and small nails hold the first row of wood siding on the reclaimed range hood cover.

My sides were too small to use our smallest level to check so it was nice having the front 90% finished to tackle the sides. I used my levels to leave tiny marks on the trim so I would know where level was for each piece of siding. Simply just match the bottom of the siding piece to the marks on each side.

I quickly got the wood siding up on the range hood cover.
I quickly got the wood siding up on the range hood cover.

The most difficult part of this project is the sides. We have an angled ceiling there so it took me a couple of tries to get it perfect. When I did though it was awesome. All I had to do was reverse the shape and it fit the opposite side. Whoot!

My test piece of wood siding on the reclaimed range hood cover.
My test piece of wood siding on the reclaimed range hood cover.

Once you get a rhythm going it is fairly simple. In no time you can have this project done. I had this baby whipped out in one morning! The finished result just makes me {heart eyes} over it!

The angle piece of wood siding fit perfectly on the range hood cover.
The angle piece of wood siding fit perfectly on the range hood cover.
The wood siding is a perfect touch for a range hood cover!
The wood siding is a perfect touch for a range hood cover!