French Cleat System

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Blog entry by Ken Dowswell posted 05-16-2015 01:56 PM 1680 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

French Cleat

At my workbench I have always had a peg board which is somewhat difficult to hang some items. Again researching the internet I came across the French Cleat System. Using the 45 degree basics and customizing the hanger for each tool, it has by far better options for tool placement. I’m still early in it but have been able to assemble a cleat for items as they become apparent.

The next items are small boxes for screws and such made from 1/4” material (ply or hardboard)

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-- Ken in Niagara Falls

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#1 posted 05-16-2015 02:46 PM

Very nice. I need something for my back wall of my workbench. I thought about going with the french cleat system.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#2 posted 05-16-2015 04:51 PM

Nice. I haven’t seen french cleat used in conjunction with peg board before. Seems like a great idea as it would open up more possibilities on the placement of the wall cleat.

-- Gary

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 01:32 AM

Very nice.Great idea with the peg board.

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