|Project by Mark||posted 10-05-2011 06:05 AM||6509 views||15 times favorited||7 comments|
I needed some new organizational ability in my garage, and after seeing the many great uses for a french cleat storage system, I decided to build one of my own. I started of with 1×4 pine, ran one edge through the jointer, ripped it to width on the table saw, and then added the 45 degree cut for the cleat. It was a simple little project that I finished in just two nights after work, but now I’ll have a good start on a way to hang my frequently used tools.
I made a few simple brackets to get started – one simple peg design using a 5/8” dowel to hang things like extension cords on, and then another to hold my chisels. I’ve got another to hold a few clamps as well.
I’ve seen several great ideas for other brackets from members on here, so I imagine I’ll build some similar ones as the need arises.
-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe, and hammer to fit.