TheDukeOfIce

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Hello O-Bro's,
I got this nice countertop shipped, but the shelves became wedged up during the shipment. I've been able to free one of the 2, however this shelf is really, really wedged in there.

As you can see, its already flexed and cracked part of the acrylic on the side, so I don't want to break or damage things further.

There is really no flex for anything, so its "fully wedged".

I'm thinking perhaps pull my heat gun out, and try and soften up one of the corners so I can slide it out? Perhaps some silicon lubricant?

Thanks in advance....
 

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Jmgarcia

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Some lube and heat the sides to see if the metal explains a little, if that doesn’t work you should just cut a corner. A shelf is not worth damaging the entire cube.
 

xmetal40

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In the front, I would push up. It’s already headed that direction.
 

TheDukeOfIce

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It works every time ;)

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But try silicon spray first it may help. heating will discolor and make some deformation
Love it, that was done to get the door open w/out keys :)

Some lube and heat the sides to see if the metal explains a little, if that doesn’t work you should just cut a corner. A shelf is not worth damaging the entire cube.
Good advise, it was starting to moan and creak as I was yanking, so stopped and put up this thread.

In the front, I would push up. It’s already headed that direction.
Gave it some silicon spray and worked it around as best I could in the corners. Then put my arms all the way inside, and starting working up all 4 corners at the same time very slowly. (front right became loose with just the spray).

Was able to feel the front left was the locked joint, placed both hands together and flexed them up and down and it popped up about an inch when it finally broke free.

Thanks for the quick advise team!

Will be giving it some TLC, and will be trying a new lighting idea over the next few months.

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Jmgarcia

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Love it, that was done to get the door open w/out keys :)


Good advise, it was starting to moan and creak as I was yanking, so stopped and put up this thread.



Gave it some silicon spray and worked it around as best I could in the corners. Then put my arms all the way inside, and starting working up all 4 corners at the same time very slowly. (front right became loose with just the spray).

Was able to feel the front left was the locked joint, placed both hands together and flexed them up and down and it popped up about an inch when it finally broke free.

Thanks for the quick advise team!

Will be giving it some TLC, and will be trying a new lighting idea over the next few months.

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Now to fill it.
 

Wicked

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I would have used Astroglide but I'm glade you silicon spray worked for you.
 

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