Shop Remodel #13: Oo La La!

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-07-2015 12:43 AM 1861 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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la grande construction, Oo La La!
Today was very French. French cleat that is.
I set the cabinet to the wall using french cleats and made a set for the inside of the cabinet.

There will probably be some that hang down from the shelf below, but the cleats should take care of most tools for the back wall.

A series of custom hangars will be made to facilitate hanging tools. This way as things change I can rearrange the cabinet.

I experimented by making a flat plate to hang something on.


I got to play around with sketchup yesterday and I made a copy of what I had built so far.

I put two coats of finish on the inside today and it doesn’t get a face frame so I can start to load it up.

Bon Voyage!

-- Brian Noel

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Kurt T. Kneller

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 01:41 AM

Love the saw till.

-- Start with ten, end with ten.......

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 02:28 AM

Looking great sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 03:54 AM

Brian, one of the reasons I put so many cleats close together on my wall is because the tills/racks need something to rest against, or they’ll be all wonky. For instance, if you had another cleat where my line is:

The other way you could get around this, as I’m sure you’ve figured. is to put a little spacer behind each till.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 07:02 AM

Very nice!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#5 posted 12-07-2015 01:18 PM

I love that contrasting wood -awesome stuff

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#6 posted 12-08-2015 02:42 AM

Brian, how does the cleat fasten to the plate? I don’t see a screw in either (except the squiggly line on the third pic).

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-08-2015 02:50 AM

The squiggly line was showing the screw that goes in thru the back of the case into the cleat. The hook for the plate was just glued on with a short dowel.

-- Brian Noel

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#8 posted 12-08-2015 02:58 AM

I see, thanks!

-- God bless, Candy

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