30" Range replacing 36" Range


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Old 08-20-17, 03:02 PM
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30" Range replacing 36" Range

Newbie, My first post. Sorry if this has been asked and answered. If so please refer me to the thread.

The old 36" range from the original build (1986) is dying. Repair parts are hard to impossible to find. Now, 36" ranges are either a pro Chef type ($$$$) or look like they're stuck in the 50's yet cost same as the 30" moderns. What is a temporary affordable cosmetic fix for a 30" in a 36" cabinet/counter top space. Planning new cabinetry but that has to wait.
 
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Old 08-20-17, 03:30 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

At DIY.... a topic is kept in a single thread. This is your thread.
The pros will stop by and add their comments.
 
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Old 08-20-17, 06:25 PM
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That will be a tough one. Are you trying to match what you have or just something to get by.
 
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I'm still looking for a question.
 
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The OP wants to install a 30" stove in a 36" opening and is looking for some ideas on a filler.
 
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Old 08-20-17, 06:52 PM
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I plan to select a stainless steel range. The cabinets are white with a blond mosaic tile counter. I will go to a darker counter when I renovate. Now I am willing to make do with whatever will hide the gaps but still have a neat/clean appearance.
 
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Old 08-20-17, 07:03 PM
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My bad Tolyn.

In a rewrite the "?" was lost.
 
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Old 08-20-17, 07:28 PM
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You can buy a white melamine shelf and rip four 2-7/8" strips then make two ells, Fasten them together into els with corner irons on the inside where it won't show.

With screws fasten 2x4s flat to the cabinets in an ell shape. Slip the two melamine els in place over the 2x4 els fastening with construction adhesive.

You can go all the way to the floor or match to the toe kick height.
That is my basic idea. I've left out a couple of details. Let me know if you want to try it that way.
 
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Old 08-20-17, 08:08 PM
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FYI

I found "Gap Covers" specifically designed for the gap between counter-top and stove top; however, the widest ones were only 2.3" wide and provided nothing to hide the gap from floor to counter-top..
 
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Old 08-21-17, 06:13 AM
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Filling Gap

What is the profile of the front edge of the existing counter tops?
 
 

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