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So the french cleat adjustable wall organizer was born into my brain and into my shop.Also, there are several videos right here on YouTube where you can see all sorts of cool ideas with french cleats.
So what is a French cleat? It's simply a board that has been cut with an angle (I used 45°) on its long side and attached to a surface with the angle sloping in. The other half of the board that's been cut is then attached to something, be it a bracket for tool storage or the back of a cabinet for mounting on the wall.
French cleats are a great modular storage system that allow you to rearrange objects without hunting for studs in the wall every time you need to hang something. By adding these to my workbench, this is a two-fold win. For one, adding a plywood sheet to the bench that the French cleats will attach to covers up the back of all those drawers I recently installed.
French cleats have been around for a long time and are a proven success. In the past, I would cut in half a 3/4" thick piece of wood at a 45 degree angle. This was strong but it left a 3/4" gap behind the cabinet or whatever else I was hanging.