Don't Break Your Back Under the Kitchen Sink

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My cousin and my handyman friend both wish I had come up with this idea before they were all contorted under this sink installing and uninstalling the water filter. Hope it helps someone else!
Find in your stash two 1-quart cans of paint and a board wide enough to lay on. I canabilized an entertainment center. "Canabilized" might be too strong a word, as the shelf will be returned. Not so lucky, the victim of the soup pot. The channel locks and paper towel are just props.
Lay the paint cans on their side and roll tight up under the toe kick of the cabinet.
Lay the board over the cans, up against the base of the cabinet.
That should do the trick. The board will roll away fairly easily, so there is the potential for getting pinched, but if you
a) put a piece (or whole roll) of waffle shelf liner at the end of the board
b) put a towel over the board and under the sink, so you're laying on it and basically keeping the board tight up to the cabinet
the chances of getting pinched are much less.

Suggested materials:

  • 2 1-quart cans of paint, any color   (probably a box that never did get unpacked)
  • 24"x36" shelf (or whatever you have on hand)   (from the ET center)

Nancy Carlson
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  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Nov 24, 2016
    So glad that I saw this post. I will be getting new countertops here shortly and am saving $200 by removing the plumbing and counters myself and getting under the sink is the worst! It helps to have a chiropractor on speed dial. :)

    • Nancy Carlson Nancy Carlson on Nov 27, 2016
      So this will also save you chiropractor fees! Glad to help! Enjoy your new countertops! There are on my list, as well. Eventually.

  • Sandra Dunhill Sandra Dunhill on Oct 18, 2018

    What a great idea! I just installed my disposal and really wish I had thought of that. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Nancy Carlson Nancy Carlson on Jan 16, 2019

      Hey, I use up other people's ideas; it only seems fair to come up with something to share! Hope it helps you.