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#1 posted 07-18-2019 03:29 PM

Back in the mid-1980’s we installed a kitchen that had uppers over a peninsula with glass panel doors on the front and back.

The new homeowner put grandma’s very heavy heirloom china in the display cabinet.

All would’ve been okay, except our installer didn’t account for the excessive drywall joint compound in the corner shifting all his pre-drilled screw holes over almost 3/4” of an inch. Just enough for the hanging screws to catch the very edge of the studs and appear to have landed home, but not enough to have any real strength.

As you can imagine, the whole run of uppers came crashing down onto the counter top, punching through and landing inside the base run of cabinets like a giant paper hole-punch.

The broken heirloom china was irreplaceable, but, not nearly as tragically irreplaceable as the family cat, who was on the counter top when it fell.

Somehow, an apology and a gift certificate to adopt from the local animal shelter just rings hollow.

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