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12-22-2015 11:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: french cleat organizing how to make french cleat article good information

Here is a very good article on the French Cleat.

A very good way to hang things on walls, etc. etc.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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#1 posted 12-23-2015 03:02 AM

Dont you have to pay to use the things on this website?

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 03:26 AM

No, Instructables is free. In any case, this is Linn, who runs the Darbin Orvar YouTube channel – she has already posted this information on her channel and her website, she’s just expanding her sharing by posting it on Instructables.

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#3 posted 12-23-2015 04:19 AM

I have not paid one Penny for what I (you) get….
I have NOT taken the option to pay…
I will NOT take the option to pay…
I like this gal… she seems to be so down to earth…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 12-23-2015 05:50 PM

Interesting video. Her shop is smaller than mine. However, building the storage boxes seems like a lot of work when you can buy them at the big box stores and discount stores. I have a storage unit with 20 drawers that could go off the shelf and onto a French cleat. Did the French really invent this? Curious.

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 12:03 AM

I have not paid one Penny for what I (you) get….
I have NOT taken the option to pay…
I will NOT take the option to pay…


Interesting video. Her shop is smaller than mine. However, building the storage boxes seems like a lot of work when you can buy them at the big box stores and discount stores. I have a storage unit with 20 drawers that could go off the shelf and onto a French cleat. Did the French really invent this? Curious.

- Knothead62

That is a good question… I’d bet they had something to do with it… I don’t know… :)

I thought the same about those little boxes she was making… Harbor Frt. had some good sales on’em… I got one… Perfect for the French Cleat use…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 12-24-2015 05:54 AM

I’m in the middle of lining my shop walls with french cleats. I had been considering a high-end, PVC slat wall (storeWalll), but that was going to run about $3k to do the shop the way I wanted. So I’m ripping birch plywood into 8 ft strips and covering the walls. Should take about 5 sheets of 4×8 at $50 a sheet and about another $50 in screws. So $300 vs $3,000.

It’s a lot of screws. I estimate about 1000 (2 in each cleat at each stud on 16” centers).

I’m currently just getting the high half of one of the main walls done. But when completed, there will be about 500 to 600 linear feet of cleats (most of 3 walls in a 12’ x 24’ space).

I’ve got a few wall cabinets I just built and will be hanging those tomorrow. It’s a new shop space, and right now it’s like trying to cook in a kitchen with no cabinets. Everything either buried in a box, or in the way on the floor or covering makeshift work surfaces. Can’t wait to start getting some things organized.

What I like about the idea is it is very flexible and inexpensive. If you want, you can still use pegboard here and there, simply by attaching the pegboard to a cleat. Same is true for any other mounting system. Just about anything you can attach to a wall, you can attach to a board with a cleat. Plus, you can move these around easily.

I also like how easy it appears to be to make custom hangers from scrap wood.

Hopefully this will all work out as planned.

-- Clin

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#7 posted 12-24-2015 07:31 AM

Sounds GOOD clin!

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your masterpiece!

Awesome!

One of the first projects I made, when getting back into woodworking, was four 3’ x 3’ wall cabinets in the garage for our Pantry… FOOD… All hung with French Cleats… The ONLY way to fly!

Merry Christmas!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 12-25-2015 02:34 AM

Clin, I so hear you! My new shop is a mess. I finally got a lumber rack up, so I got most of the wood off the floor Tools in cardboard boxes, more than half of them still in the basement because I have nowhere to put them in the shop. It’s so frustrating sometimes, but hopefully there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I work at a school, and we have two weeks off for the holidays. A co-worker said to me that she hopes I get the shop done while we’re on break Ha! more like six months!

These French cleats are a very good idea – as I get more storage built I will probably use htis system to hang stuff.

Good luck with your space, and Merry Christmas!

-- Learn Relentlessly

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#9 posted 12-25-2015 05:42 AM

Here’s the first two wall cabs just placed today.

A lot more cleats and cabinets to go. But at least I can start getting some more stuff out of the way.

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-- Clin

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#10 posted 12-25-2015 04:53 PM

I use French cleats in my La Connor shop to hang plastic boxes for fasteners, etc from Home Depot. Definitely a useful technique. Makes hanging things much simpler for a one man scenario.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 12-25-2015 06:16 PM

I only have one French Cleat. :-(

But it has worked well for me.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 12-27-2015 02:37 PM

Nice link Joe. French cleats are very cool

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#13 posted 12-27-2015 04:11 PM

I have made them of sheet metal. Works well for me. I am a retired sheet metal worker so this is what first came to my mind.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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