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Old 07-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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removing base cabinet

We are removing a 24 " base cabinet to install a dishwasher. We removed all the screws but the cabinet didn't budge. It is our suspicion that the counter top is glued to the cabinets. The top is laminate and has a corner seam that we know is glued. We really don't want to purchase new cabinets or counter tops..What do we need to do? We have a plumber to install dishwasher but need to get the cabinet out.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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A couple of things to look at. Make sure the cabinet is not trapped behind the finished floor. Check to see if the counter top has a lip that hangs down over the face of the cabinet. If either of these conditions exist, then you may need to demolish the cabinet and take it out in pieces. If the counter is glued, take a shrp putty knife around the perimeter from the inside and cut the glue.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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If the top was built in place, it may have been nailed to the cabinet before the laminate was installed. Use a sawzall and cut the cabinet out in sections. the nails can then be cut off.
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Have you looked for screws in the face frame?

The cabinet faces are usually screwed together to avoid gaps between the cabinets.

Sometimes the screws are hidden under the hinges.
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