Complete French Cleat Wall Organization System

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Project by DarbinOrvar posted 08-14-2015 11:06 PM 2227 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shop is rather small and I wanted to find a way to organize my tools, screws and accessories even better. So I decided to build a French cleat system on the wall, with several organizers and holders for various things.

I really wanted the tools and things on the wall to “pop”, so I painted the cleats white.

For the wall I built a series of things to attach to it. First of all, a large screw organizer box to hold all of my metal fasteners. I also built two holders to keep miscellaneous tools in. I built regular shelves, a clamp shelf, a mallet shelf, a shop vac shelf and lots of boxes to keep on the shelves! Of course, all of these things have a cleat attached to the back so they can easily attach to the wall and you can move them around wherever you want them.

I made a video about building the wall cleats, as well as all the things I stored on the wall. Please check it out for a much better perspective on the build.

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#1 posted 08-14-2015 11:12 PM

Very cool.Great organization.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-15-2015 12:55 AM

That’s what I need.
Cool job.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 08-15-2015 11:29 AM

Great system,Linn. I love organizational projects!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 08-15-2015 08:01 PM

Looks WAY too neat. I’d be afraid to work in there, might get something dirty! LOL

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 06:26 AM

Thank you!

Very cool.Great organization.

- whitebeast88


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#6 posted 08-16-2015 06:27 AM

Thanks Bob!

That s what I need.
Cool job.
Thanks for sharing.

- BobWemm


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Tim Christensen

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#7 posted 08-19-2015 07:54 PM

These turned out really cool. I really enjoy your videos on YouTube, they are always fun to watch.

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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