Easy Cabinet Removal

Five easy steps!

  1. Grasp sledgehammer handle with both hands.
  2. Stand in front of the cabinet you want to demolish.
  3. Lift sledgehammer head above cabinet.
  4. Slam sledgehammer onto cabinet.
  5. Repeat until all cabinets are in tiny pieces.

See how easy it is:

Over last weekend, Ames and I installed a support beam in the attic and removed all the old lower cabinets with a lot of help from my friend Tom (as seen in the video). We also cut out a wall and pulled up all the layers of linoleum in the main kitchen area. This week has run a lot slower than the weekend though. We ran the electrical for the oven but we may have bought the wrong type of box so we haven’t installed the 240v outlet yet. We cut out a 4′ x 8′ section of the floor around where there was some rot, but having to sister the joists with some extra support pieces, fitting the new sub floor around the plumbing and getting it into place taking more time than expected. Amy also did a lot of sanding and spackling of the old walls, but we still won’t be able to prime and paint until all the drywall is repaired. It seems like there are a lot of jobs right now that are relying on each other, and until all those things are done, we won’t be able to start bringing the cabinets in. We definitely have a lot more work to do, but we’re both very happy with the progress we’ve made so far.

One comment on “Easy Cabinet Removal

Mom Beaird says:

Glad to see you learn something from your Dad the contractor, safety glasses And a great swing! Just think of all things Amy could make with all that broken tile, mosaic heaven ! No really, you both are doing a great job and we are so proud of both of you,Love Mom

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