The plywood will need to be cut at 45 degree on one side.
There should be 3″ at the base. (So approximately 3 3/4″ including the 45 degree angle.)
Repeat this process as many time necessary for your project. Also, make a few extra feet, you will need this for the “hangers”.
Next: Mark where the studs will be, I then used a “countersink tip” so that the screw would sit level with the board.
Next, I used a laser level to map out where my first row would be.
Secure board to wall using a 2.5″ – 3″ screw. Make sure you are hitting studs!
Using a laser level map out the 2nd row. My rows are spaced out at 21″ apart.
Keep on truckin. Make as many rows as you want! The possibilities are endless!
To Make the Cleat Hangers:
Using the same planks that were used on the wall, cut 3.5″ sections. Then rotate and cut 1.5″ off the sidee that has the 90 degree edge. (See picture above.)
The piece of wood with the 45 degree angle will need to secured to the top of the “cleat hanger”. I used a finish nailer, but when I install the hook I also put a screw to make it really sturdy.
(For the actual block of wood I used a 1×4″ cut down to 7.5″)
Take the 1.5″ block that was cut off from the 45 degree angle and secure it to the bottom of your “cleat hanger”.
Once the board is assembled you can add hooks. The hooks I used run about $1.50 a piece and can be found at most hardware stores. Again, I made sure a screw went through both the angled cleat board and the top 1×4. (This joint will be holding a majority of the weight.)
Then, hang them up ! I made quite a few of these, planning on doubling them up where needed. I LOVE that these can be moved around to accommodate all of the random sized crap that was scattered all over the garage floor!
So neat, clean, and organized! My favorite part? Totally customizable to any needs!
So once your garage is ship shape, pop open a nice cold Diet Coke and stand back and admire your hard work!