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06-02-2001, 02:21 PM
I want to mount a hollow-core door to my wall to be used as a worktable. I saw a built-in ironing board a while ago and think I need hardware similar to this idea. The table needs to be abe to slide down to table height and fold out. I need info on what hardware to look for. Any advise would greatly appreciated.
06-02-2001, 03:58 PM
Welcome to the forum :)
A hollow core door is not terribly substantial, after all, it is mostly hollow. It will work great for paperwork and light assembly, but if you want to use it like a workbench, I don't think it will be suitable.
As for the hardware, three four-inch door hinges mounted from the door to the wall should be sufficient. I'd add on two legs to the front (on hinges) that will naturally swing down into place when the door swings down off the wall. You might want to mount brackets that the legs can be pegged into once the table is lowered, that way, you won't accidentally kick the legs out from under it.
Rockler has a whole bunch of great hardware for this type of use, but really, common hardware will likely do the trick.
Hope this helps,
06-02-2001, 04:01 PM
Hi Donna- Welcome to the forum. Your description confuses me a little, or I'm too dense to understand your need. The hollow core door will "slide down and fold out?" The only way I can picture this is for the hollow coor door to be either up high on the wall, hinged at the bottom to fold down with leg supports, or set low near the floor and hinged at waist height to fold up with leg supports. One common method is called a 'gate leg table,' which means leg braces fold out ninety degrees to the wall (on each side for such a long span as a door) and latch underneath the door to secure it in place. Or, if up high and hinged at the bottom, you could have a full cross brace just attached tothe front of the door, which would swing down in a rectangle to support the front edge of the door. Am I seeing this as you intended it? If so, as long as you use the studs in the wall behind, any good long strap hinge (possibly three) would do for a work table, as well as the leg braces. Maybe someone else can see something in your request I am missing. -Barb S.
06-02-2001, 08:49 PM
My first "workbench" was such a setup, hollow core door, 3 regular door hinges attached it to a cross piece (2x4) attached to the garage wall studs, two front legs attached to the door with hinges. The 2x4 set it out from the wall enough to have room for a peg board and narrow tool mount. The door folded up to cover the tools. Worked much better than I'd thought it would, even was able to mount a Zyliss vise to the front frame of the door.