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Island Range Hood Shroud

Vince Member

I have been asked to fabricate a range hood shroud as is shown in attached image.

While I am comfortable designing the upper and lower frame and panel covers as panels glued together, the large section is giving me pause.

The large section will measure approximately 51" 144" 16" tall.

Does anyone have any advice on how to approach fabricating this to hold the weight of itself, upper and lower duct covers, as well as the 150lb hood unit and inline blower?

While I first envisioned building it with cope and stick soft maple frames, I am beginning to wonder if that is asking for trouble with aesthetic cracking in the future. With this route, the ply would need to be glued into the grooves; I typically leave all panels/ply unglued with spacers.

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3/31/24       #2: Island Range Hood Shroud ...
Dustin orth

Why not have a metal shop fab up an aluminum frame then attach the panels to that?

4/1/24       #3: Island Range Hood Shroud ...
Dave Edgerton  Member

Walk away man. Seriously. Get them to buy a pop up ventilation kit from jenn air

4/1/24       #4: Island Range Hood Shroud ...
Tom Gardiner

Small footprint (headprint?) On the ceiling. Would have to heavily brace above the drywall to get a stable connection. I would not touch this job.

4/1/24       #5: Island Range Hood Shroud ...
Chris H


I tend to agree with Dave - this looks it could be a headache and that design is well... interesting. However, if you need to pull this off, I think it could be a job for Lamello P-System connectors. They're invisible (or nearly invisible), self-clamping connectors that can be used in miters and bevels. Range hoods are a common application for P-System, especially for removable panels (see attached application card).

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4/1/24       #7: Island Range Hood Shroud ...
Yavuz Member

This look like is wrapping a column.Involves metal fabrication and wood mixed.Aluminum skeleton over wood panels. nothing wrong if they are willing to pay and if you have a skilled metal guy handy.

4/1/24       #8: Island Range Hood Shroud ...
Vince Member

I mig weld. I could easily fabricate a frame from angle iron for it.

Should I be concerned about the joints on the corners opening up? I had planned to use cope and stick on the bottom, and biscuits and edge glue for the vertice Sitting stiles.
4/2/24       #9: Island Range Hood Shroud ...

I would make the frame with angle iron like you suggest. At bottom of each angle weld 1/4 thick tabs and tap holes maybe 1/4 or 5/16 thread. A 3/4 plywood piece
a little smaller than hood in width and length gets mounted to angle iron corners and bolts into threaded holes. Possibly have someone make a stainless steel sheet to cover plywood or edge and paint to match rest of woodwork. Slip everything over angle up to ceiling then mount plywood. Hood now attaches to plywood like a normal cabinet. You may want to apply 1/4 ply to vertical angle or appropriate insulation so you eliminate heat build up.

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