DIY Range Hood Reveal

Honeybear Lane
by Honeybear Lane
10 Materials
3 Days

My DIY range hood is finished. I LOVE how it looks. It makes a world of a difference in my kitchen.

Here’s how it looked before:

And after!

I removed the microwave, installed a fan, built the new hood and then screwed it into the existing cabinet above, then tiled the space behind the old microwave.

Here’s what you need for this DIY range hood. It will work for most 30″ ranges in case you want to build this to replace your microwave or whatever.

Supplies for DIY Range Hood

  • This range hood from Lowes
  • (1) 1x6x6 poplar wood (best for painting)
  • (2) 1x2x6 poplar wood
  • (1) 3/4″ 2×4′ cabinet grade plywood
  • (1) 1x3x6 poplar wood
  • (1) 1/4″ 2×4′ plywood or MDF
  • 3/4″ birch iron-on banding
  • 2 pack simple hinges
  • 1 1/4″ pocket screws
  • 1 1/4″ nails

Cut List


  • (1) 31.5″ long
  • (2) 8.74″ long


  • (2) 32.25″ long
  • (4) 8.5″ long
  • (1) 31.5″ long

Sides: Draw out measurements on the plywood and connect the lines to get the angle. Cut with a circular saw.


  • Stiles: (2) 20″
  • Rails: (2) 27.5″
  • Center panel: 1/4″ plywood cut to 27.5″x 21″

Step 1: Drill pocket holes into the two short side pieces and connect them to the long front piece.

Step 2: Trim out the base with the 1×2’s, centering them on the boards by leaving 1/4″ on each side. Secure with nails.

Step 3: Drill pocket holes on both the bottom and the long straight backside of the plywood (that’s how the entire hood will be attached to the wall.) Attach the sides to the base with the pocket holes. Make sure the sides are 1/4″ inset on the trim.

Step 4: Connect the sides to the top with nails and maybe 1-2 small screws. Be super careful not to split the wood when adding a screw.

Now that the base is done, all that is left is the door. For the door, I assembled it according to the way I did it in this post.

Next, I painted everything, using the leftover lacquer that is the same color and paint they used on the rest of my kitchen cabinets. Then I attached the door with the hinges which I spray painted white.

There you have it!

Suggested materials:
  • This range hood from Lowes
  • (1) 1x6x6 poplar wood (best for painting)
  • (2) 1x2x6 poplar wood
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