Homemade cove made of MDF around the extractor hood, by Marco

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The project concerns a cove to make a ceiling unit extractor hood above a cooking island. With a cove on the head for some cookbooks, etc

Work description: how did you realize your project

Mitered everything for a clean finish and used MDF lakdraag so that I could immediately sauce it with the same latex as on the walls and ceiling. The bottom plate is 22mm thick, this was necessary for the extractor hood, the rest was kept as light as possible of 9mm. In retrospect I would have liked to have taken this a little thicker. Hole cut out on the short side for the niche (2). The niche itself (3,4) was then made from residual material that I had left over from the recess that I had to make for the extractor hood (6). Make sure that the niche is completely connected to the front side of the plate by sanding smooth. (5) Glued everything together with tape (6,7), then reinforced with beams. After consultation with the hood manufacturer, it turned out that the hood could be a bit higher, so 20 cm was removed from the top. (8e ) Made large surfaces a bit stiffer by screwing bars on them, this to cancel the sound box effect. Because of this and because of the great weight (40kg extractor hood, 20kg niche with books and statue) I would have preferred thicker walls. But it has also been achieved by strengthening. Completely attached to the ceiling (9th), first without cove due to weight, cove screwed in again. Filled everything and sauced 3 times. Extractor hood and spotlight mounted in it (10). End result (1).

Final size: What are the outer dimensions?

120,0 x 70,0 x 50,0 cm

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