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Old 04-07-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Removing an island in a condo.


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I will be removing an kitchen island in a condo, and want to make sure I bring the right tools to the job. Anyone know how these are usually fastened to the floor?

There is a cabinet on one end, so i'll take out the drawers and have a look at whats underneath. My question is really with the other end.. its just a 1/2 piece of board that runs down to the floor and holds the whole side up (empty space for barstools underneath most of the island). The piece of board butts right up to the laminate and I cant see sign of fastening around it. It also appears to sit on top of the laminate.. any idea how this end is fastened? does the laminate have to come off?
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:43 PM   #2
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Re: Removing an island in a condo.


Normally the top is the last thing attached.

Look underneath the outside top to maybe find some brackets with screws.

Lift off the entire top, and look in the inside bottom for cleats, or other fastenings that the island was built around.

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Re: Removing an island in a condo.


Often there are blocks of wood attached to the floor by screws and the Island is then screwed to the blocks.
Remove the toe kick coverings to see the screw heads and go from there.

Pictures would help.
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Re: Removing an island in a condo.


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In the one picture the legs at the floor look loose, .it looks more like a table just sitting on the floor.

Get under it and look for attachment screws from the tabletop to the legs.

Remove those and it all should fall down.

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Re: Removing an island in a condo.


ha. you're right. it does move. Ok, now to take the quartz top off. I guess it they are usually only glued/ caulked on?
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added a few more pics of countertop:

http://imgur.com/a/MXhbG

looks like the quartz countertop is on top of a 1/4 sheet of mdf. dont see any glue/caulking spots yet.
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In the one picture the legs at the floor look loose, .it looks more like a table just sitting on the floor.

Get under it and look for attachment screws from the tabletop to the legs.

Remove those and it all should fall down
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