I need to remove the side portion of a pelmet above a kitchen cupboard.
The problem is that I cannot find how it is secured. It is fixed solidly, I cannot move it with moderate hand pressure.
The picture from inside the cabinet shows no screws into this piece. A screw is visible into the front pelmet, which should to be left in place. The dark spot midway along the side is a hole – I can insert a small screwdriver blade about 30mm into it.
I have tried from above. After scraping off years’ of grime, I cannot see or feel any screw heads.
Is it possible it is glued into place, or perhaps secured with dowels? Any hints or advice would be appreciated.
My last resort is a big hammer, but I do not want to damage the cupboard or the front pelmet.
The reason I want to remove the side piece is to box-in the central heating boiler and hide the ugly filter and pipework above it.