Garage shop upgrades #3: Hangars, shelves, and boxes!

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Blog entry by channeleaton posted 03-11-2013 08:22 PM 17915 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Cleats are going up! Part 3 of Garage shop upgrades series Part 4: Productive 3-day weekend »

I finally got an entire weekend at home to work on my garage. It was a strange feeling.

Saturday I was able to put up the french cleats on the opposite wall. Here’s a pic of the finished product:

After completing the first wall and getting halfway done with the second wall I was sick of changing bits in my drill and keeping up with the one I wasn’t using along with the screws. Just then, I had a stroke of genius (these moments come few and far between). I attached small piece of 2×4 to a discarded piece of cleat and drilled some holes in it. It was a bit and screw caddy that hung right where i needed it!

Sunday I got to making things that would actually hang on the french cleats. Once it was all said and done I had made 3 yard tool hangars, a screwdriver holder, a hammer holder, a box, and 2 shelves.

I didn’t really plan on making the shelves but I had some decently sized pieces of plywood leftover and I didn’t really want to cut them up. I think they turned out great!

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 02:11 PM

Looking good! I love the french cleat system. So versatile.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 07:16 PM

Thanks, Cory.

I was cursing french cleats while making the wall strips. Fighting a crappy blade and not having a good guide was killing me. After making these hangars, I’ve changed my mind. Improving my skills while creating something so useful has made it all worth the effort.

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