After a long 18-hour workday on Saturday and a ridiculous drive home through Houston traffic, I mustered up the energy to put up 3 rows of cleats yesterday afternoon.
It went well for the most part. The first row was definitely a learning experience.
Lesson #1: Builders dont seem to care about the garage walls. Studs may be placed at 16” ± 3”.
Lesson #2: Jigs, helpers and other such devices are worth their weight in gold. You can see the spacer I made in the attached picture.
Once I took those lessons to heart, the other two rows went up without much of a problem. Here are my ‘Shop Dog’ sawhorses hanging on the cleats:
I hope to get the last 3 rows on this wall and the opposite wall completed by the end of the week.