I want to diy this
I don’t know where this was originally posted, sorry.
Before building a wood box that sits on a source of fire/combustion and is shown as raw unsealed wood in a kitchen-
How’s about a tile one that won’t char or get heat damaged and you can wipe it down with dish soap or Windex?
Buy a small piece of “Hardy backer board” or cementicious fiber board for tile underpayment. It must be cut outside, if you’re going to cut it down further.
This is the base and the tile is mastic’d and grouted into this.
Then curbs or handles can be made from scraps of 2x4 and screwed from the bottom of the backer board. Tile can be mastic’d it to the 2x4’s.
I’d put cork “dots” (dollar store) on the bottom of the fiber board.
This will not hold a lot of weight.
If you want to hold a lot of weight, I would use exterior grade plywood, 1/2-5/8” thick and make sure the sides/curbs extend below the plywood, and they are tiled on the bottom. (That’s for fire/charring) protection.
Here's some ideas for you Cheryl! The last link has more ideas from Pinterest if you don't like the first two suggestions!
Seems like using wood could be a fire danger. Perhaps another material that could with stand the heat more.
Besides being a potential fire hazard, as others have noted, keep in mind that any 'cover' will be stable only on top of smooth cook tops; not on conventional stove tops with raised electrical burners.
I think it is good idea.. to cover the range which it is dangerous for issues. But, it is childproof. Great idea!
Never thought of that!