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French Cleat Wall Storage System

11-18-2009 07:59 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 28 comments »

A French cleat is as ingenious as it is simple. It involves securing a strip of wood with a 45 degree bevel to the wall, and then securing an opposing beveled strip on the back of a cabinet or anything you want to hang. Its incredibly strong and versatile. Its a great way to hang cabinetry and as you’ll see in this video, it can be used to make an awesome modular wall storage unit.

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French Cleat

08-07-2012 04:59 PM by Litrenta | 6 comments »

Started adding a french cleat system to keep my tiny little space organized. I had tons of scrap pieces of plywood and dowels hanging around from previous projects so was able to make good use of it. I absolutely love this setup and have had a lot of fun building out all the attachments for the wall.

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My French Cleat System

01-23-2012 02:27 PM by Sailor | 15 comments »

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, http://www.youtube.com/user/SailingandSuch?feature=guide Thanks for watching!

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Garage Overhead Cabinets #6: Viola! Garage Cabinets.

04-21-2009 03:50 PM by MyOldGarage | 9 comments »

(Triumphant sound of music in the background . . . . ) The garage cabinets are finally done. Last night we cut the 2×4 we used for the french cleat on the back of the cabinets and the rail on the wall. That was a kind of terrifying experience . . . getting that much board through the Shopsmith at a 30 degree angle. I had my feather board on and pushing sticks—all the safety measures I could think of. The operation made a ton of saw dust that blanketed us . . . because I ...

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005: scrap cutoff shelves #1: Finally got some of this lingering idea together

02-22-2010 02:16 PM by Gary Fixler | 11 comments »

I have redesigned this thing several times, waaay overdesigned it in SketchUp while briefly mad with visions of increasingly elaborate designs in even the most utilitarian of shop storage solutions, and tried to build it 3 times previously, giving up nearly immediately each time when things failed to work out. I’ve switched between construction grade ply and premium baltic birch ply. I’ve failed to account for kerf and cut things undersized, and failed to check ply for square befo...

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My Shop Tour!

01-10-2012 01:39 AM by Sailor | 12 comments »

Here is a quick shop tour video for everyone. Enjoy! Thanks for watching!

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Workshop setup #6: French cleat rails complete

07-21-2012 06:19 AM by FlashG | 2 comments »

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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Video: French Cleat Blade Storage Rack

02-16-2014 02:12 PM by JSB | 9 comments »

Hello everyone. After another productive Saturday in the shop I came up with this French cleat saw blade storage option. It can be modified to your dimensions and needs as always. It features two rows of blade storage with 6 partitions each. The dividers can be removed for larger blades such as 1/2” or 3/4” bandsaw blades. You could even reduce the spacing on one of them for more table saw blades. For added storage options on the outside you could use dowels, screws, or nails. ...

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Setting up my shop #2: French cleat /hammer time.

12-09-2009 06:05 AM by CoolDavion | 8 comments »

As I had posted previously I’m adding a french cleat storage on one wall of my garage to store all of my tools.I’m in the process of building tool holders First up is some hammer holdersA hole in a scrap of ply. I drilled about 90 – 95% of the hole in the board and then removed some of the material to fit the handle. A couples hammer up on the wall And a holder for my tape measures, A couple mending plates with a spacer to set them off of the cleat.

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Virtual Designs in Sketchup #3: Rolling Tool Cart

05-31-2011 09:40 AM by rance | 3 comments »

I got the inspiration for this from Workbench Magazine . I deliberately did not look at their drawings for dimensions or scale. This cart looked like a good design. As with many projects, it is infinitely easier to customize an existing design rather than come up with all original ideas. How many times do we stand on the shoulders of giants that have gone before us? The inner structure: I replaced the pegboard on theirs with 1/2” plywood thinking I would simply screw to...

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