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    I have had to build some walls in my shop. I was thinking of using a french cleat wall system for modifiable storage. Is anyone using this type of system? any drawbacks? any pointers? I was thinking of using a 1X3 ripped in half for the cleats screwed to the studs is this going to be strong enough?
    Feel free to post pictures of your setups.
    Thanks
    Jerome
    Canada's South Coast

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    Re: French Cleat walls?

    I put up french cleats 20+ years ago.
    No issues so far, but I find I don't change them much at all.
    Wood Hoarder, Blade Sharpener, and Occasional Tool User

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      Re: French Cleat walls?

      Jerome, I also use a French Cleat system, it works great for hanging cabinets, tool holders and pegboard assemblies. I think my cleats are about 3"wide........Rod.
      Work is the curse of the riding class.

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        Re: French Cleat walls?

        To my mind they are a no-brainer.
        I wish I knew about them decades ago when hanging framed mirrors.
        Noel

        "Being so impressed with the beauty of nature, I never cease to be amazed at how the
        'touch of the human hand' can transform it into another kind of beauty that is so uniquely human.
        "

        John Snow, Outdoorsman and Retired Teacher

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          Re: French Cleat walls?

          I have never used them in the shop, but if I got ambitious and cleared a wall I would definitely use them. I have used them in the house to hang a medicine cabinet and a plate rack in the kitchen. They are simple and easy to install and put back. Mine are both at least two inches or more. Can't remember for sure.
          Previously Wallace's Dad

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            Re: French Cleat walls?

            Like Darrell I never seem to move cabinets or clamp racks much but did put french cleats along one wall in the shop ( about ten years ago) .

            I used plywood off cuts ripped down to around 3"
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