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Old 06-19-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Different take on stove top counter space

Needing more counter space I took another members (michol02) advice in the thread Suburban Stove Top - Flimsey at best and purchased a Paula Dean butcher block cutting board @ Wally Mart. My wife did not want to do away with the Suburban heat shield / splatter guard (even though flimsey & contrite) - so I came up with a way to lay/mount the cutiing board on top of the closed stove splatter shield. I installed four rubber feet w/screws from the Home Depot hardware isle on the bottom of the board so they would "grip" the angled sides of the splash shield. It just so happened that the rubber feet are also angled closely to match the sheild sides. I also added four felt pads to the board @ the corners of the sheild to keep the board from scratching the top of the splatter guard. So, in the end just another idea if you want to keep your guard in place. As far as towing with this in place.... I think it will ride fine in place - if it doesn't I will follow up....
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #2
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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Looks great, do you have it hinged at the back?
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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looks good I took the flimsy tin crap off and put the cutting board on as the cover
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
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Great idea. If I didn't already have a solution, I would have my hubby make me one of these. We use the hard plastic black stove cover we bought from Camping World several years ago. It has that rubber grip shelf liner stuff attached to the bottom so it grips the metal stove cover. Travels well and gives you the added counter space. Only thing I don't like is the knife marks it leaves when using it as a cutting board. But since it works well and the money is already spent, we'll use it until it's no longer functional. I love your cutting wood block solution alot better.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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Pimped our SALEM stove top

Thanks to a lot of other folks fixing up a stove cover...I fixed ours up today using a number of others ideas.
Got the Paula Dean cutting board from Wal-Mart, closet rod holders and 3/4" long screws from Lowes...the screws with the rod holders are TOO LONG...Be careful.
I placed the rod holders just outside of the grill rods that run front to back, used the rolled up tape trick to place the cutting board, drilled pilot holes, screwed the holders on...and IT WORKS GREAT.
Placing the rod holders just outside the front to back grill bars keeps the cutting board from moving anymore than about 1/4" side to side.
As solid as it is I dont think there will be any problem with it riding in place on the road.
Thanks to all of the ideas...AND.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY.
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Looks great, do you have it hinged at the back?

No, it is totally un-attached & can be picked up & removed

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Thanks to a lot of other folks fixing up a stove cover...I fixed ours up today using a number of others ideas.
Got the Paula Dean cutting board from Wal-Mart, closet rod holders and 3/4" long screws from Lowes...the screws with the rod holders are TOO LONG...Be careful.
I placed the rod holders just outside of the grill rods that run front to back, used the rolled up tape trick to place the cutting board, drilled pilot holes, screwed the holders on...and IT WORKS GREAT.
Placing the rod holders just outside the front to back grill bars keeps the cutting board from moving anymore than about 1/4" side to side.
As solid as it is I dont think there will be any problem with it riding in place on the road.
Thanks to all of the ideas...AND.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANCY.
What size board or do they sell only one size?
Also does Walmart sell the rod holders?

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What size board or do they sell only one size?
Also does Walmart sell the rod holders?

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The board I got was 18" x 21" I think...and I'm sure Wal Mart sells the rod holders. I always go by Lowes to find stuff that I know they have...since I retired from there 10/10/10.
Good luck making yours work.

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Thanks,
I did mine yesterday bought the PD cutting board 22"x 15" at Walmart and the rod holders at Lowe's.

It looks great and my wife loves it.

Thanks again,

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