After installing drywall on my ceiling, my next goal was something I should of done this long long long ago. With my ever changing layout, these French Cleats will help greatly with organization as I can now have 2 entire walls filled with storage and shelving. I installed 3/4” 13ply plywood 12” wide board near lower chest level and 6” board at head level to give flexibility of extra height shelving and heavier duty/light duty shelving. 4” lag bolts & washers ev...
I replaced a French cleat with a longer one so this saw blade wall rack could claim its home.
Today I piddly farted around and put the catches into the door frames. They are friction catches and needed to be mortised in. All turned out well there. They hold the doors shut really well and look nice. I had to take a break from the carving as it was killing my shoulders, not used to that hard work :) So I decided to get French..No! Not like that you sicko!French cleats. I milled up some slats to inset into the door frames with a lip similar to the back of the cabinet...
la grande construction, Oo La La!Today was very French. French cleat that is. I set the cabinet to the wall using french cleats and made a set for the inside of the cabinet. There will probably be some that hang down from the shelf below, but the cleats should take care of most tools for the back wall. A series of custom hangars will be made to facilitate hanging tools. This way as things change I can rearrange the cabinet. I experimented by making a flat plate to hang someth...
This has been a project on my To Do list for some time. Since I’m between big projects and happen to be walking around a few larger pieces of plywood I figured I’d knock this out. As previously noted I’m a CAD designer (we used to call ourselves draftsman) by trade and use some pretty expensive software at work – but for home consumption I use SketchUp Make (the free version) and it does all I need to in order to design my woodworking projects. The picture abo...
French Cleat At my workbench I have always had a peg board which is somewhat difficult to hang some items. Again researching the internet I came across the French Cleat System. Using the 45 degree basics and customizing the hanger for each tool, it has by far better options for tool placement. I’m still early in it but have been able to assemble a cleat for items as they become apparent. The next items are small boxes for screws and such made from 1/4” material (ply or ha...
2014 was a good year for woodworking and for YouTube. I was able to complete several projects (I haven’t posted everything on Lumberjocks) and was able to grow my subscriber count to over 800 on YouTube. We purchased a scroll saw for my wife after she expressed an interest in learning how to use one and making some things that we can possibly sell for some extra cash. One of my big goals in 2015 is to finish my shop organization by adding the rest of the french cleats that I want ...
I am about to redo part of my work shop. I currently have a pegboard system for hanging my tools. Ive seen alot of things showing that some people like using French Cleat systems. Has anyone used that type of system and recommend French Cleats? Anybody like one of the other?
All of my measuring and squaring tools were spread out throughout the shop. I wanted them all in one place, so I made this. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOwoCwpg54
As to be expected, do enough woodworking and you will need various sizes of screws for all the different projects you work on. Then you end up with extra boxes of screws. I had all of mine just stacked together in a small bin. The bin was overflowing and it was just a pain to find a place to store the bin. It constantly got moved around. So, I made a small shelving unit to hold all the different screw boxes. It’s based on one I saw April Wilkerson make. You can see a link to her vide...
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