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04-11-00, 11:45 AM   #1  
I need to remove the wood shelf supports from the wall in order to attach the new closet. there seems to be an occassional nail, but the 11 foot lumber is attached very securely. maybe glue?
how do i remove these without damaging the wall?

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04-11-00, 04:32 PM   #2  
If you are trying to pull the board off with the nails in it there is hardly a way to not damage the wall.

If you are not concerned too much about the board, and want the nails pulled, then you have a real good chance using a nail puller we call a "cat's paw"

It gouges the wood around the nail head enough for the paws to work like the claw of a hammer. I have three of these beauties in my toolbox.

You can buy one at Walmart for about $7.

As far as the glue goes. It will take paint off your wall and possibly more than that.

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[This message has been edited by More than a Carpenter (edited April 11, 2000).]

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