It wasn't easy getting the shelving down. The person who built it used longer than needed nails. Let's just say there was no chance of it falling down on its own. We had to use pry bars, sledgehammer and hammers to get it apart.
We will build shelves adjacent to it soon. We only used the lumber we had available. It's a work in progress but I'm very excited already.
Used the stick to keep the doors closed when we were trying to take it down. Someone had nailed it up.