We decided to use our inherited sideboard as part of the base for a new kitchen island.
Since we’re planning to cover it with granite, the wood top was destined to be removed. It seemed to be held on by 6 screws from inside. The front four were not difficult but two in the back forced us to sit the sideboard upside down and lie on the floor to get at the screws. I wasn’t strong enough to work them out so Charlie did the honors.
Before we stood the piece upright again Charlie pried off the stubby feet which were held on with nails, screws, and glue. They were rickety at best.
Once the screws were removed from the top we stood the sideboard upright and I gently knocked the top off with a hammer. It had been glued but after 100 years (?) it wasn’t sticking too well anymore.
The top pulled off easily and we’re storing it for now along with the mirrored top section of the sideboard.
I have decided to modify Ana White’s plans for a Rustic Console to use as shelving on the backside of the sideboard. We’ll want a piece of granite to connect both pieces together.
The entire piece will sit on a 2 by 4 frame which will serve as both the base and allow room for a toe kick.
Perhaps we’ll add non-loadbearing feet for decoration once we’re finished.
What are you doing to declare your independence today!?