|Project by Maveric777||posted 08-12-2010 02:37 PM||12646 views||11 times favorited||26 comments|
I been debating posting last weekends project up for a couple of days now. Every day I go out to my shop and cant help but grin a bit seeing this new addition so I figured maybe I can inspire someone else. I been debating peg board over french cleats for about 2 months now. I finally got irritated at the mess on the counter top and decided to tackle it that very moment.
I had a small mess of poplar in the rack not being used (I had bought it for another project and decided not to use it for that) so I went with that as the cleats. I purposely left an empty spot in the middle top for my clock even though I tend to forget it is up there most the time…lol
I also threw together a first couple of things to hang up. Built a small shelf to hold the radio and what not. I threw together a chisel holder that I have nicknamed “Spike” (don’t laugh at my pathetic little big box clearance chisels… we all have to start somewhere…lol) and a board to hold a few of my small spring clamps. I also threw together 8 super quick peg hanger – hooks – or what ever you want to call them for other stuff.
All in all I am really glad I went this way and have tons of ideas for all kinds of helpful hangers in the future (another perk of french cleats…. more “Fun” projects).
While posting this up I found an old pic I took about a year ago so I had to add it in as well. It is weird how in one year my shop has evolved. I honestly owe the inspiration mostly to my fellow Lumber Jocks. I hope this little projects helps and inspires another green horn (like myself) in some way….
Thanks for checking it out….
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.