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Maximize your kitchen space: over the stove shelf

This was a quick and easy project. I literally completed the whole project between baby feedings so it took me less than 2 hours, including the purchase of supplies.

Easy over-the-stove storage

Make sure the notches cut from the side boards are both in the back before you put the board together

What you need:

  • 6’ by 1’ by at least 60 inches’ board

  • Sandpaper on a sanding block

  • 4 wood screws

  • Screw driver- does not need to be electric but does need to fit your wood screws.

  • A miter saw (a cut centre can cut them if you don't have a miter saw)

  • jig saw

What to do:

  1. Measure the height of your stove control panel. Add 0.5- 1 inch to that number. That is how long to cut your first 2 boards. This was 12 inches for mine. Measure and cut your first two boards.

  2. If your counter has a little splash panel like mine does, measure its height and depth. Cut a rectangle in the bottom of both your side boards just a little larger than this measurement. See the picture above if you are having trouble orienting.

  3. Measure the space between the two counters. Add 2 inches two this number and cut the third board this long. Mine was 33 inches to give an idea.

  4. Give all three boards a quick sand to remove any obvious splinters.

  5. Place the long board on top of the two smaller side boards as pictured and secure with 2 wood screws per side. You may need some clamps or another person to secure the boards while you fasten them together.

  6. Pop it over your stove, you’re done. You could stain and varnish it if you want but that’s going to take a lot longer.

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