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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #8: Slatwall storage system, Homemade, paneled walls are done now.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 1903 days ago 9944 reads 2 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Things to do 12/04/2006 Part 8 of WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". series Part 9: Installing Oak Parquet flooring. »

This is a continuation of #5 in this series.
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I have the slat wall paneling completed.

Now how am I going to arrange my tools? I bought the material at Lowes.

It’s 5/16” X 3 1/2” X 8’

14 Sq ft. in a package. Other big box stores handle similar products.

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This is the last wall, I ripped my boards in half to 1 5/8”. I like it better this way. There’s more slots for arranging tools. The space between the slats is 5/16”. The furring is 1/4” x 1 1/8”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Some of the tools hung, but I suppose I’ll be rearranging them as I go along.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here’s the first wall I diid with the wider boards.

I also made a hanging bracket for my pipe clamps.

They used to be all over the place. My other clamps are on the same wall too.

Notice the pile of cut pieces of Brazilian Cherry flooring. I can hardly wait to get stared on my next project. They’re all cut to the proper length already.

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I bought these glass reinforced nylon hooks from, outwaterplastics.com.

They were about 1/3 the cost of steel, but they’re plenty strong enough.

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I made some brackets for heavier things by epoxying the nylon to some flooring.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good for hanging my handscrew clamps

Now if I can get rid of all of the clutter I’ve accumulated over the years, I’ll be all fixed up.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Grumpy

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#1 posted 1903 days ago

Very neat Dick. The timber slats really add to the look.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 1903 days ago

Thank you Grumpy!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1903 days ago

Looks great Dick!. I love seeing an organized shop. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1903 days ago

I really like the way this looks, Dick. This should help organize your shop and provide plenty of storage. I have been considering replacing my pegboard walls with slats. This looks like it would work in my shop.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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tenontim

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#5 posted 1903 days ago

I like this idea, Dick. I have sections in my shop, that I’ve never put up sheet rock, and this would be a great way to cover the insulation and organize some stuff that’s laying around or in boxes. Some of the things I have to organize, I would have to go with the metal hooks, but I believe the plastic ones would work for most things. Thanks for the post.

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miles125

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#6 posted 1903 days ago

Makes my nails driven everywhere with stuff hanging on them seem outclassed :)

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Zuki

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#7 posted 1903 days ago

That is a very tidy job Dick. Its making me rethink my current setup.

Is that a slight bevel I see on the upper board to hold the bracket?

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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spanky46

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#8 posted 1903 days ago

Good job Dick! The work is almost done and so the fun begins!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Gary

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#9 posted 1903 days ago

Looks really great. You ran vertical strips to fasten the horizontal slats to?
Sure is clean looking.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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woodchic

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#10 posted 1903 days ago

Wow…..it looks great! It’s nice to know where everything is.

Robin Renee’

AKA…........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 1903 days ago

A big thank you! to all.

Zuki, I just changed the picture to show how the slats are cut at a 15 degree angle.

Gary, I used 1/4” vertical furring behind the slats.

I painted the background green for contrast.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Zuki

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#12 posted 1903 days ago

Ahhhhhh . . . the hooks then go in between the vertical slats.

I have bare stud wall in my shop so it should work ok.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 1903 days ago

The space between the slats is 5/16”.

You can jump back to #5 in this series for more pictures of the shop walls.

I added a few more parts in this series, & they’re are out of order now.

I can’t figure out how to change the numbers.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 1903 days ago

Hey Dick you’re way ahead of me. I just sent away for some cyclones I can hook up to my shop vac and to my 1hp shop dust collector. They should help me a lot in the dust clean up part. I’ve made a couple of tall cabinets that I’ve put peg board on the sides, and wheels so I can move them around where I need them. I got the kids promise to help me clean up the clutter and the best news is I just got a call to come and pick up a good size walnut tree a friend of mine just dropped and cut up. So I gotta round up some workers for Sunday and go pick it up. Your ideas are great, and you sure have a lot of tools. Thats my problem. Too many dang tools. But you have found a nifty way to organize them with the french cleat. kudos cheif. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 1903 days ago

Thanks Mike,

That’s great news about the walnut tree. It makes me drool.<(;O)#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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