I put a chopping-block counter next to my stove and left about an inch between the two so the block wouldn’t get scorched. The extra counter surface was mighty handy, but food and utensils kept falling into the hard-to-reach space between the two.
I solved the problem with a 2-ft. length of Z-flashing placed under the stove lip and into a kerf cut in the chopping block, as shown in the drawing. No more lost butter knives or green peas rolling under the stove.
—Bruce McGaw, Albany, CA
Edited and illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #10