Stove cover / tray

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Stove cover / tray

Postby markopolo » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:58 pm

I put this tray / stove cover together yesterday using some scrap plywood that I'd had on hand.

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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.

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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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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby AZ ADVenturist » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:18 am

Nice! Looks like a good job of wood working & very versatile to do double duty.
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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby Mike » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:36 pm

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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby Davydd » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:08 pm

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.
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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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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby markopolo » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:24 pm

A tray is more useful than a cover. :thumbup:

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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Postby g1g » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:50 pm

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. :rolleyes:
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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby Mike » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:43 pm

markopolo wrote:A tray is more useful than a cover. :thumbup:

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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Postby Latcho Drom » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:12 am

Hou!!! and I though I was the only french one on this forum.

Nice job with the stove cover... Bravo...
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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby markopolo » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:03 am

g1g wrote: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. :rolleyes:


Good idea - I'll have to see what wood I have.

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Postby Mike » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:35 am

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. :D
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Re: Stove cover / tray

Postby Mike » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:43 am

markopolo wrote:
g1g wrote: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. :rolleyes:


Good idea - I'll have to see what wood I have.

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