I've bought a large, wooden kitchen shelf that I wanted to build up onto a wall above the stove, but my roommate said the heat from the stove will destroy the wood, and will become a health and safety hazard.

Is it safe to put the shelf there, or not? It will be very high up, away from the stove.

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    Doesn't your stove have a range hood which would prevent such an installation? If not then you should address that fire hazard first.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Jun 22, 2021 at 18:50
  • while cooking 4 things (or whatever's the worst-case) put your hand where the shelf would go. If you can keep it there for several seconds, the wood will be fine.
    – dandavis
    Jun 22, 2021 at 19:30


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