Originally Posted by Firstime RVer
I have a few panels I'd like to look behind for possible storage space on the cabinets in the bath vanity and kitchen.
Does anyone know if they can just be pried loose from the front without destroying them or the cabinet frame. I haven't been able to look behind them to see if they are screwed, glued or nailed???
Just as soon not break it if it doesn't need to be fixed!!!
Find yourself something heavy like a pegboard hanger or the like. Make a short (1/2" or less) 90 degree hook on one end and another longer one on the othe end for a finger hold. Hammer the short "L" flat.
Take the short hook and work it behind the panel and pull gently. If the panel is just held with pin nails or staples, it will come loose fairly easily. Continue around the panel slowly and you will have the panel out in a minute or two.
Remember to pull any mechanical fastners through the back side of the panel to avoid damaging the face of the panel.
Just be prepared for a rats nest of wires and constrution debris that may be hiding behind the panel.
If you do damage any of the panels and need to replace them, you can find things like door skins or unfinished paneling that can be stained to match the factory finish.