Thanks for the kind words and glad to hear your fold-down workbench is working out. I’m the DIY editor at Popular Mechanics now!
Thank you. I appreciate the kinds words and wish you well on your DIY journey.
I don’t think the posts would be removed. Keep http://workshop.lifehacker.com bookmarked and thanks for reading!
Thanks! Lifehacker will continue on it’s amazing way but maybe with a bit less sawdust. I’m moving on as the DIY editor at Popular Mechanics.
Ha! Sorry to say but the Workshop is being shuttered. It’s been a great run and thanks for all of your insightful comments.
I’m with you - The small trays that allow you to select the quantity you need is ideal. I’ve got too many orphaned pieces of hardware that will never get used and take up space.
I’ve spoken to a few manufacturers who have stated that it’s fine to keep the lithium-ion batteries on the charger. As soon as the batteries are charged the chargers power down and only keep the battery topped off as needed over time.
Yes! Here’s to the local hardware stores!
I find myself using my smart phone and checking prices with what I find in the store as well as reading some how-to’s while shopping to help find the right part.
Looks like you’ve got your local stores really scoped out!
I’m in the same boat. I think 90% of this project is creating the joints so the desk slides up and down and attaching it to the base. Remove that portion and it’s definitely more doable for the average woodworker. Great idea for a future post. Thanks.
Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve added a stipulation regarding safety and code requirements.
French cleats are great and can hold a ton of weight.
Great tip! Thanks for sharing and adding the illustration.
Fixed it! Thanks.
Thanks for the thorough breakdown! Looks like a great project.
What resources did you use to build your own cabinets? Did you draw up your own plans? Are they plywood?