RV stoves occupy the counter space and they rattle. Like a sink cover, a stove cover can help you reclaim some of the space and give your kitchen a more graceful look. Follow the steps below to make a cover on your own.
Material and Tool
- Stainless steel sheet
- Metal snips
- Metal brake
- Framing square
- Ball peen hammer
- Wood mallet
- Electric hand drill
- Riveting tool
- Drill press
Step 1: Measuring the Stove
Take the measurements of the stove from top. The cover to be made will rest on stove and cover the burners. See that the burners will be covered and the cover will have enough depth to accommodate them.
Step 2: Marking and Drawing Layout
Place the stainless steel sheet metal on flat surface. Mark the length and width where the sheet will bend to form the top edges of cover. Extend these lines to add height on all 4 sides. The size of outer rectangle marked on sheet should have length of cover + twice the height of the cover and width of cover + height. Extend the inner lines to form squares at each corner.
Step 3: Cutting the Sheet
Cut the outer rectangle. Cut one line on each corner square up to the point where it intersects the other line.
Step 4: Bending the Metal
Place the metal sheet after cutting at corners on the brake's platform. Align the line to be bending alongside the seam on the platform. Put the brake bar over the sheet metal. Tighten the brake bar using C-clamps. Pull up the levers of the metal brake to make the bend. Remove the C-clamps. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to bend the other sides of the sheet metal.
Step 4: Drilling and Riveting
Fold each flap on the 4 corner squares to the outer side of the cover so that it overlaps the side. Drill a hole in each corner of the cover for fixing the flap with rivets. Put the rivets and rivet the corners using a riveting gun to fix the sides of cover.