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Old 01-01-2020, 05:57 PM   #1
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How to remove built-in furniture?

Hello all,

My built-in wardrobe, table, and bed frame are around 5 years old, and they are yellowing and getting really ugly, so I want to get rid of them.

I read that some people have got contractors to remove and dispose the furniture for them. Is there any companies you guys recommend?

or is it possible to DIY?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:15 PM   #2
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How come only 5 year's and its yellowing? I was living in my previous house for over 20 years & none of the built in furniture discoloured. Just wear & tear only.

I hope you realise once your hack it all away, what remains is gonna look like crap including the floor, walls & ceiling. Fine if you are intending to replace with new built-in furniture otherwise its really gonna look sh*tty.

I would not dream of DIY cos you literally have to hack & smash but be my guest.
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:07 PM   #3
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If it's just the veneer, you can replace that and it will look nice again. The MDF / plywood frames should be ok.

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Old 04-01-2020, 03:32 AM   #4
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I just did that haha, got a resale flat n the previous owner did some really hideous looking built in cabinets in the living room. 1st thing i did was to rip it all out. Plain and simple, just use a penknife and run it along the cabinets adjoining the walls, basically run the entire length of the cabinets with the penknife. Next is where the mess starts lol...i got some part time workers to help rip it out with crowbar n basically just pull it out from the wall. What u have after this, screw holes behind, damaged paint work and wall plaster, well actually thats all, just come scrubbing and cleaning, putty the holes,or just spend some money get painters to come in give it a new coat of paint (plaster if possible, looks way better). Good luck n have fun hehe.
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