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I decided to make a french cleat hanging system instead of a peg board.

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I painted the wall where the cleats will be white, and I'm going to paint the strips
white as well. So they will blend into the wall and keep everything looking not-so-busy.

I'll post pics when done! so excited!!
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The white color choice will help a lot with lighting. The low cost French cleats are a great choice.

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Cleats are an excellent way to hang cabinets. Strong, easy to make, and flexible. What's not to like.

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Default i'm so happy with how it came out

I used 2x6's instead of 2x4s, this allowed me to divide them and get two strips from each board. (saved some money, and cutting time.)



now the fun part... making all the custom hangers!!! so excited!!
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The white color choice will help a lot with lighting. The low cost French cleats are a great choice.
yes, that mint blue in my dim garage isn't the best. I need my electrician to come in and add some lighting. I only have 1 lightbulb for the whole garage.

today I was able to work with the garage door open in the natural light. I'll probably be painting the rest of the walls as well.
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Your on a roll girl!!!

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these will be my first few projects.
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That hand plane til is really sweet!!! I wouldn't mind that myself...

Check out GoodWill, CraigsList and your local Habitat for Humanity outlets for some really good deals on lighting fixtures...even on occasion they have some really nice wood.

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A gal with a plan. Good plan too.
I'd paint the whole place white, ceiling floor, and use the brightest gloss paint you can find. At least two coats. And don't worry about it being too bright, it'll collect saw dust as times goes by, and dim down some. It will really help with the lighting.

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very nice.....thx for sharing
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