My French Cleat System

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Blog entry by Sailor posted 941 days ago 6657 reads 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have a look at my french cleat system in my shop. It’s a very versatile system that can easily adapt to your storage needs.

Check out my Youtube Channel for more videos,

Thanks for watching!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#1 posted 941 days ago

Thanks for posting! I’ve seen the french cleat a number of times over the years, but it’s always nice to get a fresh take on ideas. You’ve renewed my thoughts about incorporating this in to my shop soon…thanks again!

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#2 posted 941 days ago

You bet ked! I’m glad I fired you back up on french cleats! I really encourage you to give them a shot, they are simple and pretty darn quick to make.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#3 posted 941 days ago

Good video Sailor. I think I’m sold on french cleats now for when I re-do my garage. Take good care -d

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#4 posted 941 days ago

Awesome ideas Sailor! I like the way you are thinking outside of the box here and expanded the use of french cleats! My next project is a wall hanging tool cabinet that I will be using french cleats on. I may expand my thought process after this to include a few other storage options.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris Adkins,

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#5 posted 941 days ago

Looks good and thanks for the ideas. When I finished my shop walls this fall, I wrapped my whole shop with 3 rows of cleat now need to build all the device hanging gadgets and do-dads as I move back in. I look forward to seeing more of your ideas and will try to share some of mine as I come up with them

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#6 posted 940 days ago

Neat idea!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 940 days ago

Hey sailor – your system is looking great! Looks like you have a well organized workspace! I think building shop projects and jigs is just as fun as building the more elaborate woodworking pieces! When I get a shop, I will be building some cleats like yours! Thanks for the cool video!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 936 days ago

great video sailor,thanks for sharing

-- Jesus is ok with me

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#9 posted 936 days ago

Thanks for the vid, very informative. Do you use hardwood or ply for the cleats?

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#10 posted 935 days ago

I used 3/4” plywood for the cleats.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page

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#11 posted 935 days ago

Good job bud! I’m still working on getting my new shop space together in our basement, and I’m seriously thinking about some sections of cleats now. Thanks for sharing.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#12 posted 917 days ago

Nice looking shop.
I’ve been using French cleats for a while now.
I don’t have as much wall space as I would like but it space I have is used wisely with the cleats.
Thanks for posting.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#13 posted 917 days ago

Great Info, I’m going to try that. More often than not, its the simplest things that work the best.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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#14 posted 916 days ago

Thanx a whole bunch for sharing your cleat system – - – so simple and so effective! What other goodies have you tucked away? You know that I am going to use this system in my shop, don’t you?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 915 days ago

great idea!I have used this method in my shop, and also to fix our beds headboard to the wallgood wokeep up the good work! .

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