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Project by Kevin1958 posted 12-09-2018 04:36 PM 983 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve recently remodeled my shop. One of the last projects in the remodel has been to rid myself of an ugly pegboard storage area.
After looking through several posts on this site and many others, this is what I’ve come up with.
It consists of a 3’x8’ piece of birch plywood and a handful of 8 ft 1×3’s, cut at a 45° angle, for the cleats.
I put 3 coats of polycrylic clear coat to give it some sheen and hopefully keep dust from building up on it.
The next month or so will be spent making the individual tool holders and filling it up.

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne





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#1 posted 12-09-2018 04:49 PM

Arr,Arr,Arr….More storage…...... nice way to do it!! It is so versatile. I love it!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-10-2018 02:36 AM

Very nice design. Have fun fillin it up ;)

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#3 posted 12-10-2018 03:47 AM

Looks really good. Are the cleats held by just gravity or are they locked some how?

-- Jeff

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#4 posted 12-10-2018 02:55 PM

Looking good. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 06:05 PM

Very nice. I’m doing a french cleat wall right now myself, but it’s not nice-looking enough to post since I’m using cheap plywood instead of the good stuff.

Luckily right before I started the cleats I saw a great video that recommended cutting an opposing 10 degree or so opposing bevel on the other side of the wall cleats. When you hang something like the items you have in the pictures you can slide a piece in between the top of the cleat of your tool holder and the bevels underside of the cleat above to lock the holder in place. It basically acts as a key lock and helps keep holders/shelves, etc from moving or slipping off the cleat. That’s usually not an issue though unless the older is fairly heavy. But still, I thought it was a good idea to build in just in case.

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#6 posted 12-10-2018 09:16 PM

I agree with the others, that looks great!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#7 posted 12-10-2018 11:50 PM

A really nice upgrade from peg board … did I mention I hate peg board?
You have inspired me to tear out the peg board I have, thanks.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 12-11-2018 01:10 PM

Cleats are held in place only by gravity.

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne

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#9 posted 12-13-2018 06:41 AM

@AM420 do you have a link to the video?

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#10 posted 12-17-2018 12:45 PM



@AM420 do you have a link to the video?

- charlie

Search youtube for “build a better french cleat tool wall”. He explains it starting at about 5:40

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#11 posted 01-08-2019 01:18 PM

Getting there!

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne

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