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Forum topic by sgv posted 06-04-2013 10:26 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sgv

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06-04-2013 10:26 PM

I am thinking about hanging my cabinets and drill press, grinder,ect with cleats, my question is how large do they have to be? will 1×2 cut at a forty five work? I have seen this before but cant find sizes any where on line. thickens to weight ?
as always thanks LJs

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Hoakie

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#1 posted 06-04-2013 10:39 PM

If you view my shop tour you can see my cleat system. I cut 8’ x 3” strips out of 3/4” plywood. I have had no problem hanging anything on them. For really heavy stuff (lathe tool cabinet) I utilize two rows of cleat.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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sgv

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#2 posted 06-04-2013 10:46 PM

Thanks Hoakie nice shop (hoakie, Va tec fan?)

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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Hoakie

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 10:51 PM

Nah, play on my last name :)

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#4 posted 06-05-2013 01:33 AM

I hang some pretty heavy stuff on cleats. Mdf ripped to 3.5” will hold a considerable amount. Plywood is probably better. Connect the cleats securely, and you’ll have no problem. When in doubt, max it out.

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toolie

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#5 posted 06-05-2013 02:12 AM

3/4” plywood beveled at 45°. holds whatever i want to hang.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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sgv

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#6 posted 06-05-2013 10:52 AM

Thanks to all LJs has any one put a grinder on a cleat ? does it shake the wall to much?

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#7 posted 06-05-2013 11:08 AM

One thing to add to the above comments would be to attach your wall cleats to structure (framing)....use long enough screws, lags, or whatever that will go through the cleat and the wall board or drywall, and get a good bite into the framing…..or if your walls are masonry or block get heavy duty anchors rated high enough plus some for what you think you need….don’t skimp

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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sgv

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#8 posted 06-05-2013 11:30 AM

thanks kdc68 going directly into metal studs 2×6 that are attached to basement walls ( thats the way my builder does it)

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#9 posted 06-05-2013 12:39 PM

Thanks, I too had this question as I try to fit in a 12×16 shop.

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