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How to disguise gap left in cabinets by cooktop front?


We removed a 42” wide 1950s era Chambers cooktop which had front controls. We are putting in a new countertop with a 36” drop in cooktop. We are looking for suggestions, links and photos appreciated, on how to fill the gap left in the front of the cabinet.

One idea is to put in plywood and then put tile to match the new backsplash. Another is to try to inset a complimentary wood. Open to suggestions.


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Make a face frame out of 1x2s, same the species of wood, and make a pair of drawer fronts to match the others... same height as the drawers on the left and right, same width as the cabinet doors below. Mount these to the face frame after it is installed using blind fasteners.

Then match the stain and finish.
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I agree although 1 faux drawer front [to the edge of each door hinge side] would also look ok.
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If the cooktop isn't that deep, I would make the drawers functional. I've done that on several kitchen remodels. Sometimes the drawers have to be made a few inches shorter to make room for a gasoline, but it's doable.
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Some cabinet builders will have a tip out storage compartment in front of the sink. You could do the same here.
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