French Cleat Hanger System




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Lee Mullen: Great idea

Skyler Colvin: I was planning on doing this with my falt screen soon

Colin Blow: Ok I am not criticizing you, just adding my thoughts. To me the idea of the "French cleat" set up is to hold stuff so you can remove it from the wall to take to the bench or the job site and then replace it quick and easy. Things like shelves and bar clamp rack are not something you would grab the French cleated rack and carry over to the bench. Would it not be easier to just figure out where you want those and then just attach them to the wall. Things like a rack that holds all the screwdrivers or chisels or drill bits so you take the whole thing over to the drill press or bench are ideal for this. Now having said all this my shop is a shambles lol but with the cleats I will be straightening it up considerably.

ninh s: Great vid also love the dual function stool/ out feed chair vid as well! Favorited that one for a future build when I can save up the money to buy the ply lol Awesome job man love the channel very down to earth guy! Feels like your my neighbor Also how much did your apron cost you ? And how do like it I hate my belt it kills my back after 20 mins of use!! 

Courtney Hinson: SS Thank you for the comments. I just watched your video in the French cleat system and the simplicity if it blew me away. I'm new to wood working and is becoming my hobby since I'm about to retire from the military. One question I could use your help on is how to cover the ends of boards? I've been using the Kreg jig a lot but there is and end always showing that just doesn't look good. Any advice? VR, Courtney Hinson

Jp Hek: Good idea, I'm gonna use it in my garage Greetings from Holland

emceha: Nice, very helpful. I think I'll use it in my workshop. Nice channel anyway

Selandry1: Already used your lumber rack system and I agree that the French cleats are the way to go as I remodel my shop. Thanks for the great video. 

Claudia Davila: Smart guy!

Baykut Burak Bozca: Good ideas .. Thanks ...

O ROMAN G: Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your stuff and keep up the good work.

Alexander DeMarquis: we just watch the videos because he so cute lol...

dirtTdude: I misplace my pencil, tape measure and safety glasses over 200 times a day... its maddening 

608johnny: worked installing millwork in NYC for decades french cleats is the commercial way we install upper cabinets

Jeannie Robertson: Thanks for the helpful video, Trip. I need to hang a large, heavy chalkboard in my classroom which already has the wood cut and attached to the backside of the board. Mounting the chalkboard to the wall doesn't seem like such a big task now. Thanks again! Jeannie

Vultz: Love it. Seen this type of system before and am just in the process of setting out my new workshop so am definitely going to employ some of your ideas! Thanks for sharing

Sparkie Waller: Trip, I just made some large wall cabinets. they are 99 inches long. do you think the French Cleat will work O.K. with this much weight.

Al Ruark: Hello Sailing, great video, just used the french cleat a few days ago to hang a shelf in my kitchen, I'm an old guy and glad to see that someone young is keeping some of the old methods going, people are not learning the trades anymore, I could go on & on about what is not being used anymore, but glad to see your ahead of the game, Also was impressed with the apron, never found one or a belt that I liked, so I took your advice and ordered one from Amazon got in two days love it, Thanks Al

dpeagles: Try to lighten up your saw horses by drilling large diameter holes in them.

SailingandSuch: Glad you enjoyed it! Have fun with it and be creative.

Alex Normal: Well done, good ideas !

SailingandSuch: Glad you found the video useful! Good luck getting everything in order.

SailingandSuch: Al, thanks for great comment! I like to learn and use some of the "old methods", they are simple and work great. You made a great choice with that apron, I still love mine and wear it in the shop and when I work my real job (construction- remodeling and stuff). Take care Al!

SailingandSuch: Your very welcome, thanks for the comments!

mersmann86: Well done. I've been using a pegboard system, but I've long since run out of space. This seems like a lot more versatile and space-saving solution.

SailingandSuch: Great Blake! Getting organized is sooooo nice...... Makes working much more enjoyable and more efficient.

chaisit singko: vary good

Sparkie Waller: Another great video. I'm glad you covered your French Cleat system because I was wondering how you did yours. The pieces of wood on the bottom was something I was thinking about as well. Let me ask you about your bench lighting. I'm gust getting ready to build my work bench and cabinet above them. I want to mount a long 8' foot light under the cabinets because the ceiling lights will be to my back when I am working on projects. I also want to incorporate my chop saw into my bench.

Casper Boo: Great video. I was going to buy some metal French cleats but I like your idea much more. It's fun making things yourself!!

SailingandSuch: No, they are just sitting onto the floor and screwed through the backs of them into studs in the wall.

SailingandSuch: Thanks! Yep you can rearrange stuff pretty easily with french cleats!

SailingandSuch: Thanks for the excellent comment! Much appreciated. Yes, the KISS principle is great in all aspects of life.

libertarian99x: Great video! Thanks so much :-)

SailingandSuch: Thanks!

SailingandSuch: @SparkieWaller2009 Thanks for the complement Sparkie! My bench lighting is non existent, I have none. Quite frankly, the lighting in my shop is pretty poor. I have two 4' florescent lights with a total of four bulbs. If I were putting lights above my bench I would go with a few 16"-24" florescent ones. In my shop the lighting at the benches isn't to bad so it wouldn't take much to make it great, but your shop could be a different story.

SailingandSuch: You know, I might have to try that. Good suggestion!

supersesqui: Nice Job !.....as you Americans would say.

Sparkie Waller: I think I told you before that I am just now trying to get my shop organized. These are my first upper cabinets. I had to build them first to get all the stuff off the floor before starting on the lower cabinets. They are 17-3/5 deep. I went to the ReStore for Habitat for Humanity in Decatur Alabama and purchased all the NEW doors for $5.00 each. Some company donated 5,000 doors to them and I have been buying them off and on over the past year. I purchased 32 doors last week, only 1,000 left.

Bob Fowler: I'm also a big believer in using cleats on the walls for hanging things. You may want to consider changing the way you hang your chisels though. Magnetic strips, while OK for a lot of things, aren't recommended for cutting tools as they can magnetize the tool which can make it more difficult to sharpen.

SailingandSuch: I think that will hold any reasonable weight. A wall hanging cabinet with books should be fine. A big cabinet in your shop loaded with fasteners might be pushing your luck....

SailingandSuch: Thanks!

lrs4ecs: Really great idea. It's sturdy and if I ever need to change the shelving or storage holder this will make it easy to switch out. Thank you.

SailingandSuch: Go with whatever makes you feel the best. I looked on your Facebook and couldn't find the photos... What album?

FloppyHatPhotos: Hey what that top guy said dido.

Augie Inciong: Were your base cabinets fastened to the wall in a similar fashion?

SailingandSuch: @han0115 Thank you, I agree, it's a fabulous system.

SailingandSuch: Thank you Joseph! Much appreciated, I hope you garage comes together well.

SailingandSuch: Thanks! That ladder leads up to the attic where I store lesser used tools and hardware and random things.

Thien Huynh: nice

Sparkie Waller: One more thing, do you think I should go with a 2x4 cleat instead of the 3/4 plywood? Only because of the weight of these two monsters? I'll post the photos I have so far on Photobucket and send you the link. I also already have them on my facebook page.
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