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Old 02-17-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Cabinet Removal of one section


Here's our dilemna- when the previous owners of the house remodeled the kitchen, they neglected to install a dishwasher. Our goal is to remove one section that contains our silverware drawer, and a cupboard below, and relocate it to a corner of the kitchen, and install the dishwasher where that section was.

The countertop is glued, and the section we'd like to remove has a seam on each side- I'm hoping that it will be (famous last words) a simple procedure of knocking the glue loose, pulling the baseboard, removing any fasteners, and slide it out, leaving the cabinets to either side in place and unscathed, as well as the counter top in place and secured to the rest of the cabinets.

Has anybody else done this before, and are there any tips you could throw our way? THANKS in advance!

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you take the drawer out, you should be able slide a putty knife along the edges from the inside to see if the counter was glued to the top of the cabinet. You should be able to see any screws and remove them. If it's glued, I've cut throught it with a good sharp putty knife and a hammer. If the installer screwed a wood block to the floor under the cabinet and then screwed through the toe kick to secure the cabinet to the floor, that could be a problem. Look for screws into and from the adjacent cabinets as well.

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There are likey screws in the corners up into the top, screws thru the side frames into the next cabinet, and screws in the back into the wall studs. What he said for checking for glue.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:53 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice/heads up.....we're going to start on it after we finish the nursery this weekend- scored a brand new dishwasher at Menards for $179- normally it's about 300!

I looked inside the cabinet the other night, and did find 2 screws holding it to the studs in the wall on the back side.....as long as I don't have to break out the BFH, I should be on track .
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would that be the BFH-42? or the BFH-8.0?
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