Crafts & DIY
Beautiful DIY Wood Stove Cover
Instantly give your kitchen a luxurious upgrade with this easy DIY project.
Ashley Brewer
03.15.18

Buying brand new kitchen appliances is expensive. If you have an old, dirty stove that needs a serious upgrade, sometimes buying a new one just isn’t an option. Luckily, there’s a super easy way to disguise that eyesore with a beautiful DIY wood stove cover.

Jordan, from the mother/daughter blog, The 2 Seasons, hid her outdated stove with a simple yet stunning wood stove cover that takes just a few pieces of material and easy-to-follow steps.

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The 2 Seasons

Not only is this stove cover the perfect way to hide an ugly stovetop in your kitchen, but it also provides an extra bit of counter space as well. Jordan uses her stove cover as a wine bar because, like most people, her guests always end up congregating in the kitchen.

Tools and materials needed for this project:

  • Wood measured to fit your stovetop
  • L-brackets
  • Nail gun/hammer
  • Nails
  • Screwdriver
  • Wood finishing cloth/stain
  • Polyurethane
  • Paintbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood filler (optional)

The first thing you will need to do is measure your stovetop for the pieces of wood.

The 2 Seasons
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The 2 Seasons

After measuring, head to The Home Depot or another hardware store to pick out the wood of your preference. The Home Depot will cut the pieces of wood to the dimensions you’ll need. Be sure to have a big piece for the top and 4 smaller pieces that will prop it on top of the stove.

Secure the small pieces of wood to the top slab using small L-brackets and screws.

The 2 Seasons
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The 2 Seasons

Add an L-bracket to the end of each small piece of wood then add the top piece.

Reinforce the sides.

The 2 Seasons
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The 2 Seasons

To make sure the side pieces of the stove top are secure, use a nail gun to add a few more nails. This could be done with a hammer, but it’s important to be careful not to dent the wood by hammering too hard.

Sand and fill nail holes (optional).

The 2 Seasons
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The 2 Seasons

The nail gun will leave small holes, and if you’re looking for a flawless finish, you can use wood filler from the hardware store to fill them. If you do, make sure to sand the dried wood filler before staining.

Stain your stove cover.

The 2 Seasons
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The 2 Seasons

Use pre-packaged stain cloths, or a regular stain with paintbrush, to make the wood a nice dark finish of your choosing.

Protect your stove cover with polyurethane.

The 2 Seasons
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The 2 Seasons

The next thing you’ll want to do is make sure your stove cover is protected from things like water, grease, or anything else that can get on it. To do this, all you’ll need to do is paint on some polyurethane. Wait for the coat to dry, sand, and repeat two or three more times. Not only will this protect your beautiful stove cover, but it will also give it a nice feel to the touch.

You’re finished!

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Even if you choose not to place anything on top of your stove cover, the gorgeous finish with the grains of wood is absolutely stunning on its own. Plus, you have bragging rights because you made it yourself!

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By Ashley Brewer
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Ashley Brewer is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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