Thursday, 27 April 2017

The French Cleat

A French cleat is basically a length of timber cut with a 45 degree bevel on its top edge. This cleat is screwed to a wall using whatever means you have at your disposal. Then you secure a corresponding cleat that is upside down with the bevel facing the item you wish to hang.
Then the cleat on your item simple is mated to the cleat on the wall and you have a strong connection to the wall. If you wish to move the item along the cleat simply lift and slide to position and let it mate back on place again.

Sketch Showing A French Cleat

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