Advice on building custom hood, and hood insert recommendations

9 years ago

Hi Everyone!

For a custom hood above my range, my carpenter's quote came in at quite a bit less than a local custom hood company, so I've decided to go with him. While he does good work, this will be the first time he is doing something like this, so I am a bit anxious. Is there anything I should look out for, be aware of, etc? It will be painted in the end with the rest of the cabinets, not stained.

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for an insert? I don't think I'll need more than 600 CFM, and it will be vented directly outside, above and behind the range, so there will be only one 90 degree angle, and not more than a few feet of ductwork. I want something that will do the job well and do it as quietly as possible. Does anyone have anything they really like? Thanks so much!

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