French Cleat Accessories

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Project by mtalley posted 06-27-2014 07:59 AM 3784 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After hanging my French Cleat wall and using it for a week or so, I started building all sort of other holders and organizers: ones for squares, chisel rolls, Mallets, cords, apron hooks, safety gear, aprons, saw horses, clamps, Japanese saws, boat paddles, etc… I ringed the garage with a single cleat about 6′ up for all sorts of diabolical organization plans, then hung two more above the lathe so that I would have a place to suspend my lathe chisel rack that is currently in progress and for a spot light that shines down on projects as they are turning.

-- Matt at:

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 12:03 PM

Thanks for the ideas. I use the french Kleats too and I still have lots of space to play with.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#2 posted 06-27-2014 03:59 PM

very cleaver use of the french cleats

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#3 posted 06-27-2014 09:56 PM

I’m curious about the holder for the Japanese saws. What’s preventing them from sliding down and out?

-- Ray (Aspiring woodworking hobbyist. Advice is always welcome.)

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 11:26 PM


There have been a couple of other friction holders on LJ. Some use dowels and wedges and some use rubber balls in the place of dowels. I turned the dowels from a broken baseball bat and the design origionally came from a saw holder that I saw in a one time girlfriend’s father’s shop. Works great.

-- Matt at:

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#5 posted 06-28-2014 12:13 AM

Great use of the French cleat system. Definitely gives me some ideas for my shop!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 06-28-2014 03:53 AM

Great idea and very useful indeed

-- Norman

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#7 posted 06-28-2014 04:48 AM

Thanks for the ideas!

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#8 posted 06-28-2014 10:50 AM


Thanks. Been a while since I’ve seen them referenced and I obviously purged them from memory.

-- Ray (Aspiring woodworking hobbyist. Advice is always welcome.)

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