How do I remove this useless bar?

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I have a mobile home aprox 12 yrs old. There is a useless bar between my living room and kitchen. It has no storage or no use. I want it gone!! I am afraid to tackle this project and don't know where to begin.

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  • Gracie Gracie on Jul 31, 2017
    can you post a picture?
  • Kim Kim on Jul 31, 2017
    From your description I am assuming you have a pony wall between your rooms. Just a flat thin half wall with a small flat spot on top.
    Where your wall meets your floor and trailer wall will likely not have flooring or wall paneling when you remove your bar. Before you start, you need to be able to fill in those spaces with matching floor and some sort of cover up for the hole in your wall.
    Removing the bar should be fairly easy.
    Carefully pry and pull the trim around the edges. When doing this, use cardboard between your prying tool and the surface under it to protect the other surfaces.
    Once the trim is removed, knock a hole in the wall of your bar. Remove the outer covering of the wall. Once the covering is gone, you should be able to see the framing and remove it.
    I hope you are able to find your flooring to fill in the gap so that you can remove the bar! Good luck!
    : )
  • Bec7991755 Bec7991755 on Jul 31, 2017
    A picture would help. In stead of removing ours we converted to a pantry. It's off the kitchen and the living room so it works great!
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 31, 2017
    If it's a false wall - not load bearing, it'll come down very easily. They are put up with extra large staples. I'd begin by removing the wall board, then when you get to the studs, grab a hammer and knock them down. You can use the claw end of the hammer to pry off the beams on the ceiling and floor.
    My concern would be the space left by the beams. They would have to be finished some way. Many times, in mobile homes, the linoleum flooring is run under the false walls.
  • Sherri Brennan Sherri Brennan on Jul 31, 2017
    I guess no one is looking at the pictures...
  • Kim Kim on Jul 31, 2017
    Yeppe, that's a pony wall! You may luck out and have tile underne it! Start with the 1/4 round trim, then the flat paneled surface then the top, then the framing. 😊