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Old 06-12-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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I put this tray / stove cover together yesterday using some scrap plywood that I'd had on hand.



Glue and brad nails hold it all together and it seems very strong. If i were to do it again I probably attach the sides to the perimeter of the tray bottom. I just didn't think of doing it that way when I cut all the pieces.

It will do double duty, serving as a tray to carry things in and out of the van and also giving us a bit more counter space in the van when covering the stove. I'll give some thought to figuring a way to secure it there so it doesn't become a projectile when the van is moving if we had to brake really hard. I could just keep it in a cupboard when traveling.





DW primed it and put one coat of white paint on it today.
I think it will be useful to have.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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Nice! Looks like a good job of wood working & very versatile to do double duty.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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I was going to make a cover just like that for my old 2005 Pleasure-way Plateau that had the open stove top. Then I noticed Target Stores sold a plastic serving tray that was almost the exact dimensions except it had rounded corners. So I simply notched out the corners as you can see in the photo to make it fit.


Most all new Class Bs have the Dometic stove top or similar with the hinged glass cover that is flush with the counter top.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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A tray is more useful than a cover.

All done. I glued some leftover cushion flooring to the bottom and inside. I had to shave off a bit of wood where the tray met the rubber feet on the stove. It fits really tight, almost snaps in place.



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Both covers are nice. Thought I might throw in a possible idea though. While it is a nice flat top for cutting or something if you put a short side facing up you can put items in it and they won't roll off while driving. But then of course everyone is probably more neater and organized than i am with 50 million things falling off my counter.
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A tray is more useful than a cover.

All done. I glued some leftover cushion flooring to the bottom and inside. I had to shave off a bit of wood where the tray met the rubber feet on the stove. It fits really tight, almost snaps in place.


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Je n'ai pas vu un meilleur exemple.
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Hou!!! and I though I was the only french one on this forum.

Nice job with the stove cover... Bravo...
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Both covers are nice. Thought I might throw in a possible idea though. While it is a nice flat top for cutting or something if you put a short side facing up you can put items in it and they won't roll off while driving. But then of course everyone is probably more neater and organized than i am with 50 million things falling off my counter.
Good idea - I'll have to see what wood I have.

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Je ne suis pas Francais, mais j'ai essaye de faire le meilleur de les ans dans mon ecole secondaire etude
de Francais.
In other words, I like trying some very rudimentary French once in a while. The Ontario primary and
secondary schools were nice enough to teach it, and I try it sometimes in practical usage.
More often when travelling around Gaspe, PQ and parts of New Brunswick over the last 3 years.
Sometimes it works, and sometimes I need the help of Google translate or Babelfish for forgotten
nouns and verb tenses. I try to write it, before I translate it, to see how far off I am.
Sometimes it's pretty funny.
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