Slatwall is great for hanging things. If you've been in a retail store, you've seen it as the backing that racks and
fixtures are used to display items.
Recently our local electronics store was going out of business and gave away a bunch of it.
I got a number of sheets and used it in my shop for hanging tools and stuff.
A recent instructable on making a track system out of plywood got me thinking that there might be an
Voila! Slatwall laid flat and glued to a substrate (I recommend 3/4 ply or MDF) and you have a fixture
with an infinite number of attachment points.
Just take whatever you wish to attach, Say a chop saw, run a couple of carriage bolts thru the base(If there
are no convenient bolt holes you can attach it to a piece of plywood and drill holes. Tighten up the bolts with
wing nuts and there you are. Best thing since sliced bread! ( I always wonder what was the best thing BEFORE
While slatwall will probably work in most cases, If you are going to be using it in an industrial setting, it might
not hold up . But in most home shops ,it should work fine, and if you get it for free, you really can't complain.
PS: For those of you who were not standing on your head while viewing these photos, please excuse them being
upside down:) And I wish to add my thanks to my son-in-law for his technical assistance Cough cough.