Saturday, February 19, 2011

Part II: Installing the cooktop vent hood

The kitchen vent hood is installed, and we're one step closer to having this wall of cabinets finished. This brass vent hood is a salvage find from Second Use. Originally, it had a lacquered finish, but we stripped it off so that it would patina over time. All the accessories, including light fixtures, pot racks, pots and pans, outlet covers, etc. are brass and copper, so it will fit nicely into our motif.

All the duct work is complete, and we've tested for air leaks.  So far so good.

Next on the list is to construct the oven cabinet (to the right of the hood and cabinet) and install.  Then, we've got to start building the cabinet box faces.  We put that off until the boxes were installed so we could build everything to fit.  We hope to have all that complete in time for the weather to improve so we can start finishing and water sealing the salvaged hard-maple countertops.  Once the counter tops are in, we'll be able to tile.

Enjoy ~

Final design mockup:

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