About one month after we moved into our ten-year-old home, our stove fan went out. We looked at a new fancy one and didn’t like the price one bit. We decided to buy a good but plain fan and then to cover it with a DIY hood. We love the final result, and it saved us about half the price of a fancy hood.
We made sure to make the new hood in the same style as our existing kitchen cabinets. I think they are shaker.
My husband was the engineer/carpenter on this project, and I was the painter. He started out building a simple wood box that he took all the way to the ceiling. Then when he put the trim back, he ran it around the front of the box.