||02-04-2009 07:28 PM
Correct Material for Eye-level Oven Cabinet
Hello Everybody. First let me explain I am a retired English guy living in a rural area of the Philippines. Quite some years back I bought an electric oven designed to be cabinet/unit mounted. Times and plans changed and the item went into storage but now I have a need to revive plans to use this. I am now in a rural location and advice is in rather short supply. My question is what material can I safely use to construct a cabinet to mount the oven in ? The rather limited information I have with the oven cautions the material should be heat resistant up to 70 degrees C. Iím considering plywood and read that the auto ignition point of ply seems to start at around 200 degrees C which suggests I should be OK constructing the cabinet from ply. I would also want to cover outside surfaces with Formica. DIY is not one of my strong points so any comments or suggestions will be greatly appreciated, especially issues concerning safety.
Many thanks in advance :)