How do you remove shelves from a corner cabinet?
Tap upward on the shelf with a hammer — if the cabinet has a shelf — until it loosens from the nails or staples. Move the shelf up and down until it comes loose and remove it from the cabinet. Cabinets like this may have two shelves that butt together. Remove both of them the same way.
How do you fix a loose dowel?
If your dowel is now too small for its hole, wind cotton or linen thread around the tip of the dowel to make it thicker. Then coat the wood and thread with glue, and reassemble. Another way to fit a shrunken dowel into the hole is with a shim. Shims can be purchased where wood is sold.
How do you get plastic dowel off wood?
If you can find a wider screw, you might be able to get it to bite. Otherwise, try drilling the plastic dowel with a bit slightly smaller than the dowel diameter. If you go slowly, it won’t spin and you can drill out most of the dowel. Then clean up the rest with needle nose and sharp utility knife.
How do you move metal shelf clips?
Pinch the clips that are extending from the side of the metal runners. Do one at a time. Grasp the clip between your thumb and index finger and tilt it up as you pinch it hard. It will pop free of the bracket slot.
How do you remove a shelf glue?
If the shelf is nailed to strips of wood, use a hammer and pound up on the bottom of the shelf until it is free. If the shelf is adhered with adhesive, run a utility knife along the edge where it is adhered. It may take several passes with the utility knife to loosen the shelf.