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Old 01-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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New Year Med Cabinet MOD

I decided that New Years Day woud be a good time to start a medicine cabinet modification in our 32 RCTS Sabre. The plan was to remove the cabinet and add a few extra shelves and dividers.

To get started , I removed to door to make it lighter. Then I removed the 10 coarse thread screws holding the cabinet to the wall. To my surprise, the cabinet was still attached. Upon further investigation, I found that the cabinet was also nailed to the wall in several places. I'm not sure if I want to remove the nails at the risk of causing damage.

I'm now curious what's going on Why both nails and screws. If I decide to remove the nails, do they need to be repaced. Seems like overkill or am i missing something else? Any ideas.

btw..Happy new year fellow campers!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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it might also be nailed and screwed from the back side too
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Don't know anything about the med cabinet attachment - in similar situations (not wanting to do damage) I have center punched and drilled the heads off nails, then drove them in rather than pulling them out.
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I decided that New Years Day woud be a good time to start a medicine cabinet modification in our 32 RCTS Sabre. The plan was to remove the cabinet and add a few extra shelves and dividers.

To get started , I removed to door to make it lighter. Then I removed the 10 coarse thread screws holding the cabinet to the wall. To my surprise, the cabinet was still attached. Upon further investigation, I found that the cabinet was also nailed to the wall in several places. I'm not sure if I want to remove the nails at the risk of causing damage.

I'm now curious what's going on Why both nails and screws. If I decide to remove the nails, do they need to be repaced. Seems like overkill or am i missing something else? Any ideas.
btw..Happy new year fellow campers!
Wondering if a power nailer is used to position cab first followed by someone with coarse wood screws for permenant attachment. Wouldn't require extra labor to hold it while screwing.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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I took another look at the Med Cab today and I'm pretty sure VinceU hit the nail on the head. (No pun intended) I can see the small nail heads around the edges and It looks like they were just used to set the placement.

I'm still goining to leave it in place whil;e doing the mod however, because we also found that the cabinet sides are actually semi-stuck to the wall board covering, probably due to being installed before the stain/varnish was fully cured.
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