Saving threads to find later.
The sad thing is that a lot of old threads are missing and who knows if they are coming back. It's frustrating to try and find a Garden Web page that you were interested in and discover that it's now gone.
I've been using an application on my Mac for years called Soho Notes to save web pages for later but it costs a lot of money. However there's a great app out there that works even better. I just thought that I would mention Evernote (evernote.com) in case you don't know about it. It is a free application (unless you want the pro version which offers more stuff which you may or may not need) that can be downloaded to a Mac or PC and available online and even on your smartphone.
So download the application and when you want to keep something, select it and use the contextual (right-click) menu and save it to Evernote. You can make tags for it (like cabinets or storage or trip info). It's searchable and really easy to use. You can also sync your computer application with Evernote online so you can see your stuff even if you're not at your home or office computer.
Also, it gives you the original URL and sometimes I find that if I have the URL I can access the old Garden Web page even if it doesn't come up on search.
I find that it's really helpful for all kinds of projects but especially big ones like the kitchen where you see something that you're interested in and can save the page for later even when it's no longer available online.
It still doesn't solve the problem of searching Garden Web for threads that you've never seen before but at least you can now find the ones that you have seen.
I hope that this helps some folks.