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Workshop setup #6: French cleat rails complete

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Blog entry by FlashG posted 760 days ago 4106 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Can’t believe how long this took but I finally had some time to finish the lower stud so that I can attach some French cleat rails once the MDF covers the entire section. Progress should be a bit quicker from here – no annoying angles to worry about now!



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camps764

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#1 posted 760 days ago

very cool! I’ve been wanting to set one of these systems up in my shop but haven’t made time. I look at the pictures of other guy’s shops and how nice their french cleat systems look and I get excited to set my own up but then find other shop projects that need to be finished first. Need to set aside a whole Saturday to just get it done. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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cls3277

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#2 posted 759 days ago

You could save some time on the french cleat by using the Monarch Z Clips instead. They are a little easier to level, install and shim to get a straight surface. It is basically an aluminum version of the french cleat. You mount a continuous length of the z clip on the surface to which the MDF panel is to be hung. Next you mount the smaller panel clips on the backside of the panel. Then you simply engage the panel clips on the rear side of the panel with the continuous length.

You can learn more about them or watch a video on how to use them at this blog How to Use Panel Clips

-- Chris Smith, http://www.monarchmetal.com

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