I have a love of all things farmhousy, is that even a word? Well, regardless, I have always had a love of farmhouse home decor so when I came across these beautiful noodle board stove covers that so many people were making I knew I had to know how to build a noodle board.
Being the not so crafty person that I am, I was a little concerned with how my attempt would turn out. But thanks to Chalk Couture not only did I build a noodle board, I was able to personalize it to match my kitchen decor. I am absolutely in love with every noodle board stove cover I have created since. And they are super easy to build! Check it out!
Build a Noodle Board Stove Cover
Step one: Cutting
There are many options for which boards you can use but I personally prefer 1×6 pine for the base and 1×4 pine for the handles. Starting with the 1×6 cut four piece at 30” each. Next cut two pieces at 22”.
Step two: Sanding
Give each board a light sanding with a high grit sand paper. I used 220 to give it a nice smooth finish for the stain.
Step three: Staining
Choose a stain colour. You can usually find every possible colour at your local hardware. My current favourite is a weathered wood grey. And bonus it’s a quick dry stain so I can be ready to assemble the noodle board stove cover in under an hour. I use a paint brush to brush stain on and then wipe with a dry rag to finish.
Step four: Assembling
Lay all four 1×6 together and set both the 1×4 in place under the 1×6. You will want to run your screws from the bottom of your noodle board so they are not visible on the top of the board. Next we clamped the 1×6 together to help keep everything nice and snug together and ran 2 screws through each 1×6 in to the 1x4s.
You should now have a piece that basically resembles a noodle board. To finish assembling take two handles and add to the center of the 1x4s. I found some cute handles that allowed for us to screw them on from the top. If you find ones that have to be installed from the bottom just predrill your holes from the bottom of your boards.
That’s it! If you have followed these steps you now know how to build a noodle board!
How to Decorate a Noodle Board
Decorating a noodle board is fun and so easy with Chalk Couture. There are so many options available to decorate a noodle board with Chalk Couture transfers and chalk paste. Follow these steps to a beautiful noodle board to suite your kitchen decor. Click here to visit my Chalk Couture online store to see all the amazing designs options available.
- Choose a transfer. I suggest the C, D or E sized transfers. Chalk Couture transfers are quick and easy to use and they are all reusable 10-12 times. Even more if you are careful. You can find a large selection right here.
- Choose your coordinating chalk paste colors. Chalk Couture has a variety of colors to choose from. Take a look here.
- Now I like to prep my wood with a little finishing wax. I have found this helps when trying to clean up any mistakes. So just take a small amount of miniwax natural finishing wax and smear on to the wood. Let it sit a few minutes and then buff it out.
- Peel your transfer off the backing and fuzz on your fuzzing cloth.
- Position the transfer in your desired position on the noodle board.
- Smear your paste over the transfer and pull up the transfer to reveal your design.
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How to Seal a Noodle Board
Because your noodle board will likely be in a high traffic, high mess area of your home you will want to make sure it is well sealed. There are a few ways you can seal your noodle board. I will share 2 that I use myself.
1.If you are not planning to prep food you can seal a noodle board with regular clear coat. I suggest using the spray on stuff as the paint on clear coat can smudge your chalk designs.
2. If you are planning to prep food on the board you can seal a noodle board with Tung oil. You will want to do at least 5 coats following the instructions on the can.
I am certain there are many more ways to seal a noodle board but these two have worked well for me.
When you build a noodle board it can be fun and rewarding and they make an amazing addition to your home decor. For a free printable instructions on how to build a noodle board click here.
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28 comments on "How to Build a Noodle Board Stove Cover"
Where can you find the stencil of the rooster please
Are you looking for the red rooster weather vane on the last picture?
Where’d you find the red rooster at would like to use on a noodle
All my projects are made with Chalk Couture transfers. You can find them here in my online store. However I believe that rooster is retired. If you would like I can check my collection and see if I have one. Just use the contact me form and let me know.
The screw on the bottom side don’t scratch the stove?
We countersink the screws just a little so they are not rubbing against anything. You could also put those little floor protectors for furniture on the bottom for extra protection.
What do you put on the bottom, so it won’t scratch the stovetop !!!
My stove actually has a little lip that keeps the cover up off my glass surface. If you were concerned about scratching you could put the little floor protectors that you can buy for the legs of furniture or something like that.
The 1×4’s are cut at 22 inches but the 1×6’s needed equal 24”. The picture looks like the boards for handles goes end to en. Are they really shorter
A 1×6 actually only measures 5.5” so 4 would give you 22”. However, you can always measure the total length of all your 1×6 and cut your 1×4 that length.
Does this fit all glass stove tops?
It should fit all standard size stove tops.
How are you attaching the 4- 30 inch boards together … glue or screw ?
And if you’re screwing them please explain how. Thanks
Never mind my husband explained it to me !
Can’t wait to see how it turns out now … thank you very much for sharing this wonderful idea.
Thank God for husbands lol mine helps me all the time with measurements and wood working! I hope your board turned out amazing!!
If I prefer to use a solid board like plywood what dimensions would I need?
Your plywood would need to be 22”x30”
This is just what I’m looking for!! Rescued a little kitty that keeps jumping up on the counter and I’m afraid he will jump on the glass top stove when it hot. This will be my project for today. Thank you for sharing!!!!
this wont stop the cat for the hot stove. DO NOT put this on a hot stove. very dangerous.
Yes very true! These are decorative and not for on top of a hot stove!
Where do I find the chicken and rooster transfer?
Those are both retired transfers. If you like I can check my collection and see if I have them
Do you seal or poly both sides?
Yes I spray with a clear coat to keep the chalk from washing off.
So if you are planning on using it for food prep, I take it you don’t do the chalk design, just seal with Tung oil?
What I have done for people who want to use for food prep is to make it a little different so the board can be flipped. That way one side can be pretty while the other side is food safe. Chalk Couture pastes are non toxic.
Does this work on gas stoves? Do you have to make any changes?
I have see it used on gas stoves. It will just sit in the burners