Wall French Cleat

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Recently I submitted drawings and pictures and a video of the build of my F-Style Clamp Rack’s. Well I decided to stop everything in the shop and do som reorganization. I built this 5’ tall by 8’ long french cleat system to hang my Clamp Rack’s. What I did was held 36" off the floor cut a 3/4" × 12 3/4" × 8’ long strip and put a 3/8" × 3/4" rabbit down the full length of 8’ and also did the same on the full 3/4" × 4’× 8’ sheet to give me a lap joint & thats how I got the 5 foot by 8 foot. Then I attached the 3/4" × 12 3/4" × 8’ down my level line 36" off the floor. However, I didn’t tighten the screws by the lap joint. I also had the rabbit facing the wall. That way when I lifted the 4×8 sheet into place it slid down into position and the smaller sheet held it up. Then I screwed everything down.
Next, I cut my cleat strips 2 3/4" wide and after 12 strips I tilted the blade at a 45° repositioned the fence to 2" and ran them through. Then hung them up starting at the bottom and used a cleat as a spacer between each cleat.
I will be putting a plywood shelf above to give me more storage and will post those pictures when I get done with that. So now I need to ake more racks to hold many different tools and more clamps. Lol love clamps. So I’ve made a huge mess and need to clean up before I can make actual projects again. So I must hurrry. I have a huge cooler cart order to do but im trying to get the cedar from 11% moisture to 8%.
Enough rambling enjoy the pictures.

-- Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"


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