Trying to remove old kitchen cabinet shelf with phillips head screw "locks"
without destroying shelf and without removing entire cabinet assembly.
Shelf "locks" (pictured x2) are at top and bottom of cabinet enclosures.
Phillips head screw in lock unscrews 2 turns maximum and loosens shelf up
in-place, but still unable to remove shelf???
Dave, no screw under shelf. The "lock" is a Titus connector, which I learned
online, which expands a pin or dowel in the shelf. I have all 4 loosened but am
still at a loss for how to get shelf out without pulling out entire cabinet
Since that is the bottom of the cabinet, tapping it up or down should
remove it. Problem is, the bottom and top are what are holding the
cabinet together; if you remove the bottom, the rest of the cabinet may or
may not stay together - and installed - depending upon how it was hung.
Looked further at the Titus site and changed my mind. Here's what I think
you do. Turn all of the floor locks anti-clockwise( yeah, less than one
turn). That should release the pins in the floor. Gentle tapping and the
floor should drop out of the cabinet.
Titus was a big help. There's a good video here:
You aren't trying to remove a shelf, you are trying to remove the floor
of the cabinet, yes? After you loosen the locking screws, tap the walls of
the cabinet gently with a hammer to widen the bottom so that the locking
pins clear the holes on the floor. I'm afraid this may be a major
disassembly project. Are there connectors along the back, also?
Seems to be an over-complicated gizmo to do a simple job. Good luck
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