The garage is a mess. Maybe that’s familiar to some of you. I decided to remedy this situation.
After scouring the web I’ve settled on a french cleat system on all three walls of the garage. The flexibility and the chance to improve my woodworking skills (minimal at this point) are what attracted me. So I set off to McCoy’s during lunch to get some nice 3/4” plywood.
Good God, this stuff isn’t cheap! Here’s my conversation with the salesman:
Me: “How much for 3/4” American Birch plywood?”
Salesman: ”$68.50 a sheet”
Me: “Holy **. Chinese Birch?”
Salesman: ”$36. Better?”
Me: “Only slightly. I’ll take two sheets.”
That night I got to cutting. And cutting. And cutting. I should have upgraded my circular saw blade from the stock one. Splinters galore!
After two evenings of cutting the plywood I sanded down the corners a bit.
Here’s the final product:
I’m working out of town on Saturday but I hope to get these cleats on the wall Sunday afternoon.