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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 920 days ago 5107 views 22 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I first moved into this house and started collecting tools, I put up a peg board because I thought that’s all there was.
Since I found LumberJocks, I saw that there were other organizing systems available that you can make yourself.
I really liked the modular French Cleat system.
I took down the peg board, cut some strips of 3/4” plywood with a 45 degree angle, screwed them to the studs and plugged the holes with leftover walnut, made a bunch of hangers and voila.
I love the fact that as I hang more tools, I can slide things around to fit better or as I discover that I use a certain tool more than others I can place it at a better location.
And you can see that you can put a lot more tools on a cleat system than a peg board.
I even have my 12”x12”x9” hardwood scrap bin hanging from it.
I love this system and once again, I never would have known of this type, if not for the great people at LumberJocks.
Thanks for looking.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 920 days ago

Looks Great Paul ,nice and organized.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 920 days ago

That looks nice. That’s on my to do list. Always hated how the hangers come loose, anyways.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#3 posted 920 days ago

very nice, i just found my next project.

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#4 posted 920 days ago

There’s nothing like a well organized shop!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The best woodworking show since wood was invented is now online!)

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#5 posted 920 days ago

Great job, Paul. That looks very classy, and Versatile.


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#6 posted 920 days ago

What Stumpy says…..or so I’ve heard….woodn’t know myself

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 919 days ago

Looks good, Paul.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 919 days ago

Nice, now you have room for more tools : )

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#9 posted 919 days ago

you will find that the French Cleat is great for the woodworking/ cabinet world. Very Strong and reliable.
Thanks for sharing and great job on your organization.

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#10 posted 919 days ago

Why did I read this article…now I have to do this!!!
Thanks for sharing.

-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.

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#11 posted 919 days ago

Looks good! One of the best shop projects I done in my shop to date. I am an organalization freak at times and this system lets me be in controle of what and where. I also love the fact if I need something to hang a new tool I just build what I want, and not have to run to the store and buy something else.

Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#12 posted 919 days ago

I like it a lot!

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#13 posted 919 days ago

the cleat wins! pegs lose…unless its a peg on a french cleat.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#14 posted 918 days ago

I hung my wall cabinet with this sys and it don’t move. Thing is you can utilize relatively small spaces with this sys also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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