French cleat garage system

Project by chadsworkshop posted 12-24-2011 03:01 AM 22273 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this french cleat garage system to get everything I could off the floor. It was basically a big experiment but it works great.

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posted 12-24-2011 09:53 PM

Nice. This is just what i need for my laundry. How did you make the plastic box holders in photo 5?

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posted 12-25-2011 04:38 AM

Nice project with flexibility

Great work

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posted 12-31-2011 08:07 PM

This is fantastic! Thanks. you have inspired the next revamp of my shop/garage!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves"

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posted 01-01-2012 04:55 AM

You did a wonderful job

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posted 01-06-2012 02:52 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Lycilph, the plastic box holders (assuming you mean the totes) are very simple. It’s just some plywood ‘arms’ that sit under the lip or handle of the tote. I started by picking a sturdy tote and built the brackets around it. Hope that helps.

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posted 03-16-2012 11:43 AM

I love french cleats. I particularly like what you did with the plastic tubs. Nice job thanks for sharing.


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posted 03-17-2012 02:08 AM

Good job on this. Very practical

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posted 03-18-2012 03:30 PM

Before remodeling my workshop (this last time), I found a website where a guy had run french cleats around the entire perimeter of his shop, at exactly the same heights). I did this on mine and love it. I don’t know how many times I’ve reconfigured due to buying a new tool. Definitely more flexible that a fixed hanging system. My cabinets / chop saw station, etc., is all mounted on the cleats.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy for a long time.

-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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posted 12-13-2014 06:38 PM

This is awesome , make me jealous. On the other hand looks like a project that you could always be fine tuning or “making better” My brain would never stop

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posted 11-22-2015 08:46 AM

Its a vast space perfect to put up garage shop or perhaps a stores that deals with you expertise like furniture and other woodworking stuff.

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posted 06-28-2016 11:20 PM

Neat. That’s the only way I can describe this – I have done something similar in my garage, but have added shelving to the wall too.

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posted 03-03-2018 06:06 PM

thanks for this artical great work.
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