This one is a real brain-melter...unless there's some trick I don't know.
In our kitchen we have an inside corner cabinet with what I call a "lazy susan' rotating shelf. These kinds of cabinets are common in most
residential kitchens. You know the kind, there is a 270 degree round shelf (usually two of them), and then the other 90 degrees of the cabinet is
finished with a cabinet face which, when closed, forms the inside 90 degree angle of the cabinet face. Looks like a cabinet when it's closed, but
looks like a couple round shelves when it's rotated open.
Okay, so here's the dilema: One of the shelves inside this cabinet is broken, and I can't figure out for the life of me how to remove this shelf,
let alone put in a replacement.
Here are some of the challenges and the reasons why:
1. The cabinet itself is wider than the opening it goes into. In other words, because it sits in the corner, against two walls, the back of the
cabinet is wider than the front. So, the cabinet cannot be removed without removing all the other cabinets on at least one side.
2. The cabinet sits underneath a continuous piece of granite counter top, so it cant come out vertically (even if you could remove it that way),
without removing the whole countertop (which would involve removing a sink, etc.).
3. The shelf itself doesn't go all the way back to the radius point of the circle, it is a little larger, so there is a vertical post which goes
through the shelf at the radius point, upon which the shelf rotates.
4. The shelf is also larger than the opening of the cabinet. Now, ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, just angle the shelf down on one side and
remove it that way, but you can't do that here...because of the vertical post which goes down through the shelf.
Now, I could easily remove the shelf by taking it out in pieces, so that's not really the issue. The real question is...how do you get a replacement
shelf back into this cabinet.
Here is a crude drawing of the cabinet I'm talking about...