How to pull finishing nails with minimal damage
We have a kitchen cabinet that needs to be moved. It was apparently sort of "built in place" rather than just install a prebuilt cabinet. One serious obstacle is removing a bunch of finishing nails while doing minimal damage to the wood.
I am no carpenter or woodworker, but I was thinking of using something like a small Forstner bit slightly larger than the finishing nail, so that I could straddle the nail and drill out the wood immediately around the head of the nail so I could get needle nose pliers on the nail head. I could later fill the hopefully neat holes with wood putty or some such thing.
What is a good way to remove finishing nails while doing minimal damage? Is there such a thing as a finishing nail extractor?