In my shop there is a small area I share with other tenants with some food storage and a fridge and microwave, so I decided to close it off to keep the dust out and add a bunch of wall and loft storage space.

The frame is all 2x4 construction, fastened together with 3" deck screws (because I had an excess on hand). It was fastened to the walls with 3" deck screws and to the floor with concrete anchors in a powder actuated gun. The french cleat panels were used in my last apartment for storage and I moved them with me to my new place, but the fit perfectly in my shop. The door was salvaged from my grandparents house when I built them a newer, beefier door. Enjoy!

Step 1: Padding Walls & Layout

I start out by padding the existing exterior wall so I have a flat surface where my new wall will attach. I also attach a stud directly to the wall which is where my newly constructed wall will join with the existing wall.

I measured out from the wall and marked on the floor where my new walls would go. A line is drawn at both of the new walls to align the sill plate on the floor.

<p>totally awesome! I voted for 1st place with this one. </p>
<p>Now, all you have to do is come to our house and build mine! (hehehe)</p>
I think you did a great job. my shop is small. I love to see how other people have made space saving spaces.
<p>correction. The cleat edge angle</p>
<p>what angle was used to make the clear a</p>
<p>Desde Argentina CAPO !!!! What is the name of this tool with explosive attachments? Where can I buy it in the USA? I have a friend who lives in Miami and travels to Argentina continuously and can bring it to me. Thanks Jackman. My email tecnoproducciones@gmail.com</p>
<p>That's a powder actuated gun you can get here: http://amzn.to/2i1R0uL</p>
Thanks Jackman !!
Hey I recognize that door! The re-purposing is sweet; I wonder how long the glass will last before it succumbs to an errant 2x4?
<p>Good Looking work. </p><p>How did you attach the french cleats to the plywood, just screw or did you also glue them?</p><p>I have a gift (??) of seeing problems ( unfortunately not always not in time for myself). Nice glass panel in door.. right next to a drill press that might catch on material and spin it right off the table... Just a thought...</p><p>Keep up the nice work!</p>
<p>I have an older build video building the panels (https://youtu.be/7ZOjzBNuLmo)</p><p>As far as the glass next to the drill press, if I'm able to smash it I'm doing something wrong :)</p>
<p>It all has application in my 3 sheds I really like the french cleats idea . Hav'nt seen it as such until now!</p>
<p>You could try this sandwich bag solution, or even use snack-size bags for the really small stuff.</p>
<p>Yeah! It would be perfect for a shed</p>
<p>Fabulous idea! I love French cleats! They are practical in so many applications. But this is a whole new level, and now I know what to do with my jar collection. Thanx.</p>
<p>Thanks! I always hated throwing away jars, so glad I saved them</p>
<p>I used screws to attach my Jiff jar lids to the bottom of shelves then screwed the jars full of screws, nails nuts etc. into the lids leaving the actual shelf for other things. </p>
<p>I don't think I could fit more jars on my wall :D</p>
<p>Very cool! This looks awesome!</p>
<p>Thanks so much!</p>
<p>Beautiful clever and seems quite easy to do. I really like the little stand you made for the drill press, I'll probably keep this idea in mind for mine.</p>
<p>Definitely! It looks way more complicated than it actually is</p>
great idea.
<p>INCREDIBLE, Good looking, sturdy and multipling the room available to storage things.. <br>Wish I had the time, the room, the tools and the knowledge to do it... oh man! I got nothing. :)<br>&iexcl;NICE WORK!</p>
<p>ha! thanks for checking it out </p>
Nice build, and excellent video production quality! I really enjoyed the little extras, Luke the caterpillar! Lol I'm following, so I look forward to your upcoming projects. Oh... this storage wall is a crafter's dream!
Sorry... typo. LIKE the caterpillar... although I suppose his name could be Luke. Geez...
<p>haha the Luke the caterpillar stole the show :)</p>
<p>Would have like more detail on the French Cleating System design and measurements. Nice job, however - neatly done. Looks as if you've a place for everything!</p>
<p>Check out the build video at the top where it might make more sense to see them in action vs the photos.</p><p>I also have an older video when I built the panels (http://youtu.be/7ZOjzBNuLmo)</p>
Really enjoyed your step-by-step visuals and commentary on the partition. Door was beautiful and meaningful. Video was super! I'm going to insist that my husband watch as well since he also has mastered doing &quot;the two-person job&quot; by himself with clever supports and clamping techniques. We've always collected plastic jars (dry roasted cashews) for screws, nails, bolts, etc and have many many too many (since we ate the contents)! But we use them all. Please send link to your woodwork, bowls or whatever it is that you make.
<p>Thanks! You definitely have to get clever to work by yourself, but you get used to it after a while and take if for granted. Now I'll get funny looks whenever I work with someone and forget I have another set of hands :)</p><p>You can check out my full portfolio here: https://www.jackmanworks.com/portfolio/</p>
<p>Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Great project.</p>
<p>Thanks for the kind words and thanks for checking it out</p>
<p>Nice looking but I'm sure that I am not the only one who wants to ask so, please show details about what the heck French cleats are and how they are made.</p>
<p>Like what Mark said, check out a couple of photos in step 8. Also check out the build video at the top where it might make more sense to see them in action.</p><p>I also have an older video when I built the panels (http://youtu.be/7ZOjzBNuLmo)</p>
Step 8 second last picture i think hould explain it.
<p>I love French cleats. Nice job and soundtrack :)</p>
<p>AMazing job and video, love the way you finished the wall around the door! Instantly voted, favorited and subscribed. You gave me a lot of ideas, thanks.</p>
<p>Thanks so much for checking it out and thanks for the votes!</p>
<p>I've been looking for clamp storage, I'll have to have a closer look.</p><p>I live in California, I don't think I would have all those glass jars sitting on a shelf without a rail to hold them in for earthquakes.</p>
<p>That's funny, it's not even something that crosses my mind here in Rhode Island.</p><p>They're plastic peanut butter jars though so even you should be fine :)</p>
<p>Screw the lid onto the shelf above and the glass jars can hang from the lid. + you will always have to return the jar to its right location!</p>
Pastic jars. My grandfather's shop had the lids screwed to the ceiling then would srew in thr container. handy, effective, and same visual management to see what was available and quickly accessible storage.<br>

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