Boxes that add versatility to your French Cleat wall

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Project by Joe posted 04-22-2021 05:35 PM 1241 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a way to move tools & stuff I use with my table saws and assembly table in an organized fashion. I am a great fan of Frank Howarth on You Tube, easy going, wonderful craftsman and video photographer. He made boxes for his office cleat wall, so I made a sloppy copy using finger locking joints, finger joints and dove tail joints. Thanks for looking!

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 04-22-2021 05:57 PM

There a lot of good uses for this idea. Very versatile.
I see using boxes to hold my screw, bolt and nut collections among some things that would make it easy to sort through.
Thanks for showing how you use it.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 04-22-2021 06:53 PM

No shop is ready for work without both horizontal surfaces onto which we pile junk, and sometimes part done projects. And an assortment of drawers, sacks, carryalls, and whatnots into which we can put assortments of like minded tools.

A very good way to keep yours readily available, and yet out of the way. I’m sure this will be copied. Nice build.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 04-22-2021 06:58 PM

Good idea. My tool wall has some boxes.

-- Petey

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#4 posted 04-22-2021 07:13 PM

Good for storage and organization, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 04-22-2021 07:33 PM

So few boxes, so much sawdust.

Very nice looking work. I like the contrasting box joints.

Doesn’t seem like a very high storage density. I can’t get within two feet of the walls because of the power tools and cabinet bases lining them.

The osb seems dark. Have you considered painting?

I have finished block walls in the garage and would hate to pepper them with lag bolts and nailers.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#6 posted 04-22-2021 09:56 PM

Beautiful work, well organized.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 04-22-2021 10:43 PM


A different joint for each ; which is the favorite in balance of aesthetic/effort ?

-- derek / oregon

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#8 posted 04-23-2021 01:21 AM

That is really nice and very handy.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 04-23-2021 01:26 AM

Great storage solution! I like how each is different.

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James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 04-23-2021 04:37 PM

When I first saw the photos I thought I was looking at a hardware store. Professionally done Joe.

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 04-24-2021 10:49 AM

Great idea and craftsmanship!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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