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French Cleat Spring Clamp nesting trays

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Project by SawdustTX posted 09-28-2019 02:41 AM 804 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built a french cleat clamp wall for over 200 clamps but had a very limited space so I nested things around each other as much as possible. Wanted the spring clamps to be nested into each other, but still be able to remove the trays of clamps and have them freestand wherever I need them. Finally figured out this design that does both.

Lessons learned
- plywood is a pain (which I knew but somehow ignored), next time I’ll use solid woodl
- should have made the trays slightly wider. Turns out the grey clamps are a bit wider than the others, so they have to be in the top slot, dont’ fit in the lower slots.





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#1 posted 09-28-2019 01:18 PM

Very clever solution!
Great idea and thanks for sharing.
Jon

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#2 posted 09-28-2019 01:38 PM

GREAT IDEA :<))

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#3 posted 09-28-2019 02:08 PM

Excellent solution for storing sing clamps. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 09-29-2019 12:19 AM

Fabulous!

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#5 posted 09-29-2019 01:37 AM

Love it. Very clever storage solution.

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#6 posted 09-29-2019 02:23 AM

Well done. Great idea!

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#7 posted 09-29-2019 12:00 PM

Neat storage method!!

cheers, Jim

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#8 posted 09-29-2019 12:07 PM

Thank you for the kind comments!

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#9 posted 09-29-2019 03:22 PM

That’s very clever. No matter the size of shop, storage space is always at a premium, it seems, so any suggestion that offers a way to reduce the amount of wall space consumed is always welcome.

Being able to carry the clamps to your work area is an added bonus.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#10 posted 10-03-2019 07:43 PM

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