Boats are all about inches, and even fractions of inches. If you put pans in this "new" space, you'll need a means of retaining them while sailing.Is it worth a couple of hundred bucks in materials and several hours of your time to claim 2 1/2" of storage space?
No way at home,....
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but on a boat, sure (I think).
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Nothing wrong with this, we always used the 'bracket' as a shelf/cubby to store a small dust pan and a few hot mitts. What we didn't have is convenient storage for oven-baking trays. So the few we kept, were stored in the oven. And I never liked that big chunk of wood through-bolted and sitting out there, just to house a 1/4" hole for the gimbal slide-lock. Centering the stove is out as the oven door wouldn't clear the cabinetry.
Design solution: Install 1/2" bulkhead to carry aft gimbal. That leaves 2 1/2" clear inside for oven pans (nesting, more than enough space for several). Add fiddled shelf on top. Should work.
New bulkhead spaced 3" from aft SS, rises - same height as forward SS - in stove area only. Top shelf curb at the height of the counter. 2 1/2" X +-16" clear below, narrow fiddled 2 1/2" shelf.
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I use tons of L-shaped aluminum extrusions to form supports for free-standing partitions of various materials. These are available in most good hardware stores or big-box stores, in various "leg" lengths and material thicknesses. Effectively, I use them as cleat stock for mounting shelves, etc.
You can round off the cut ends with a combination stationary belt/disk sander to give a finished look, countersink fastening holes, etc.
Sometimes you can find these in clear anodized finish, but they are more typically mill finish. Either way, they work a treat for projects like this.