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FARMHOUSE VENT HOOD


Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

A new vent hood can easily become the favorite focal point in a kitchen. I created the Farmhouse Vent Hood with just some basic materials and $150, and it's by far the favorite part of my kitchen!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      I built this vent hood in 3 separate parts. You can use any 3/4 hardwood plywood for this part. All of this will be wrapped in trim later, so you can even use scraps if you have them! Build the top box first. Attach the sides of the box to the top and bottom cleats using 1.25” Spax or wood screws and wood glue.

    2. Step: 2

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      Now build the middle frame. The easiest way to cut the front plywood piece is to draw it out by these measurements, and use a jigsaw to make the cuts. Attach the side pieces to both cleat pieces using wood glue and 1.25” Spax or wood screws. Then, attach the large front pieces also using wood glue and screws.

    3. Step: 3

      To build the bottom frame, start by building two sides. You want to make sure you know the exact opening of the vent assembly you plan to use. You can also install just a light assembly if you don’t want the vent. This opening you are building needs to match those measurements exactly. The vent assembly I used for my hood can be found here. http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/9236e5c4df72e8be254d7bb8db3acc05ebc14b1a?afId=625146&afCreativeId=2996 The frame assembly that goes around it can be found here. http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/22d738ced4ed2fecd8d9021ca89fbef6f30b494e?afId=625146&afCreativeId=2996

    4. Step: 4

      Now attach the back cleat board to the two sides using wood glue and 1.25” Spax or wood screws. This is the board you will attach to the wall when hanging it up.

    5. Step: 5

      Attach the front face board to the side pieces using wood glue and screws. At this point, the opening you see should be the measurement of the exact opening you need for your assembly.

    6. Step: 6

      Now attach the inside support boards. Use wood glue and nails to attach these boards through both the front and back boards as well as the flat bottom boards.

    7. Step: 7

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      The final step of building the vent hood is to attach it to the wall and trim it out. Attach the 3 pieces to the wall, starting with the top and working your way down. I attached mine into studs with 3” Spax screws through each cleat and into the wall.

    8. Step: 8

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      Then, I added the trim pieces you see to the side. These are only to add more depth and dimension to the overall look.

    9. Step: 9

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      After attaching these trim boards with glue and nails, I planked the entire thing with 1/4” barn wood. You can also use regular pine boards for a more polished look. Check out the post to see how I attached the vent assembly.

Comments (3)


  • How tall are your cielings?
    By PaperboyW07, on April 8, 2018


  • This is awesome, I'm remodeling my kitchen where is the link for how you installed the vent assembly and vent. It says in your PDF to read the post but I don't see any links, Thanks in advance
    By Dynamix911, on August 3, 2018

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FARMHOUSE VENT HOOD

by Shanty 2 Chic
Mar 28, 2018
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A new vent hood can easily become the favorite focal point in a kitchen. I created the Farmhouse Vent Hood with just some basic materials and $150, and it's by far the favorite part of my kitchen!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge cbfe6a80 53a1 4be0 806b bd65b2563793

    I built this vent hood in 3 separate parts. You can use any 3/4 hardwood plywood for this part. All of this will be wrapped in trim later, so you can even use scraps if you have them! Build the top box first. Attach the sides of the box to the top and bottom cleats using 1.25” Spax or wood screws and wood glue.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 1d94ea70 39f3 410a ab0d 17a688503660

    Now build the middle frame. The easiest way to cut the front plywood piece is to draw it out by these measurements, and use a jigsaw to make the cuts. Attach the side pieces to both cleat pieces using wood glue and 1.25” Spax or wood screws. Then, attach the large front pieces also using wood glue and screws.

  3. Step: 3

    To build the bottom frame, start by building two sides. You want to make sure you know the exact opening of the vent assembly you plan to use. You can also install just a light assembly if you don’t want the vent. This opening you are building needs to match those measurements exactly. The vent assembly I used for my hood can be found here. http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/9236e5c4df72e8be254d7bb8db3acc05ebc14b1a?afId=625146&afCreativeId=2996 The frame assembly that goes around it can be found here. http://go.shopyourlikes.com/pi/22d738ced4ed2fecd8d9021ca89fbef6f30b494e?afId=625146&afCreativeId=2996

  4. Step: 4

    Now attach the back cleat board to the two sides using wood glue and 1.25” Spax or wood screws. This is the board you will attach to the wall when hanging it up.

  5. Step: 5

    Attach the front face board to the side pieces using wood glue and screws. At this point, the opening you see should be the measurement of the exact opening you need for your assembly.

  6. Step: 6

    Now attach the inside support boards. Use wood glue and nails to attach these boards through both the front and back boards as well as the flat bottom boards.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge a0d1ddff b370 4922 a012 d6d2515f2249

    The final step of building the vent hood is to attach it to the wall and trim it out. Attach the 3 pieces to the wall, starting with the top and working your way down. I attached mine into studs with 3” Spax screws through each cleat and into the wall.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge cd93ad81 66a8 45f1 bcd1 c27e487f7c35

    Then, I added the trim pieces you see to the side. These are only to add more depth and dimension to the overall look.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge bee50614 759f 417b ad44 df1fbfcfd8db

    After attaching these trim boards with glue and nails, I planked the entire thing with 1/4” barn wood. You can also use regular pine boards for a more polished look. Check out the post to see how I attached the vent assembly.