|Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB||posted 03-11-2014 04:10 PM||3142 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
My shop is an outbuilding constructed from cinder blocks. I suppose it has advantages, but a big disadvantage is that whenever you want to attach something to the wall it is difficult and time consuming. Over the last several weeks I have bought and built a significant amount of new clamps, and leaving them in piles, standing in corners, or hanging on heating pipes wasn’t going to cut it anymore.
So the problem – lots of clamps and lots of cinder blocks.
The inspiration came from watching a lot of woodworking videos on French Cleats … but problem number 2 – clamp racks are top heavy and will cause the cleats to sag.
The solution I came up with was attaching a large piece of plywood with a minimum number of screws – and lots of Liquid Nail – to the wall and modifying a French Cleat to include a bracket.
-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org