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Make It Stick: Use Cleats To Hang And Support Projects

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Here again you can see how the two parts of the cleat — one on the back of the birdhouse, the other on the fence post — come together. Notice that the project cleat is shorter than the cleat attached to the fence post. That's to support the bottom of the birdhouse and keep it from tipping back toward the post. You could also add a smaller filler strip (with the same width as the cleat) near the bottom.

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vanessapattison added this to random
March 2, 2014
Wooden cleats
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January 23, 2014
French cleat
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November 25, 2013
French cleat
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November 11, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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September 17, 2013
French cleat for hanging things on the wall
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September 15, 2013
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September 14, 2013
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September 13, 2013
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September 12, 2013
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kgo4it added this to Yes Gadgets!
September 11, 2013
CLEATS for hanging - in general feature two parts. One is connected to the project (project cleat), and one is attached to the wall (wall cleat). Here it is easy to see how the two parts of a French cleat fit together. The bottom part is attached to the wall (notice the screw holes). I always recommend attaching heavy projects to as many wall studs as possible. You can base your screw placements on the width of the project (and the cleat), and the position of the screws relative to the studs. For smaller projects that can't be placed at a stud, use heavy-duty wall anchors.
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September 11, 2013
para pendurar coisas...
Samantha Webster added this to Quaint Add-Ons
September 11, 2013
Attachment ideas for loads of things.
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September 11, 2013
french cleat for hanging bird house
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September 11, 2013
French Cleat for hanging objects (particularly heavy ones)
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September 11, 2013
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September 11, 2013
cleats for hanging bird houses
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September 11, 2013
French cleat-to hang and secure the headboard.
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