Garage shop upgrades #2: Cleats are going up!

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Blog entry by channeleaton posted 03-04-2013 02:36 PM 2868 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Cutting the french cleats Part 2 of Garage shop upgrades series Part 3: Hangars, shelves, and boxes! »

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.

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