5+ Ways to Make French Cleats WITHOUT a Table Saw

5+ Ways to Make French Cleats WITHOUT a Table Saw

Here are 5 easy ways to make French Cleats Without a table saw. So everyone should be able to upgrade this wall storage space and benefit from the ease of access to your tools.
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  1. Justin Moody on January 19, 2023 at 3:34 am

    Could a circular saw be used to cut a full 8 foot sheet using a straight edge?

  2. M W Sloat on January 19, 2023 at 3:34 am

    how about a router bit?

  3. Anry Ara on January 19, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Thank you 🙂 finally somebody who explained how to make it with a regular saw! Like, shush, i’m just trying to make 1 pice of a furniture for myself, there is no way i’m gonna build a freaking furniture workshop for that purpose x)

  4. Isaac Gelman on January 19, 2023 at 3:35 am

    Super helpful. Thanks!

  5. Shantell Amend on January 19, 2023 at 3:36 am

    Try the best carpenters and woodworkers plans. Stodoys.

  6. Alex R on January 19, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Nice video! What’s the purpose of trimming the edges of the 1×8? Seems unnecessary or, at the very least, a task better suited for a hand plane.

  7. Bruce Ferguson on January 19, 2023 at 3:40 am

    When you cut the 45 degree down the middle of the strip, can you use both half for the wall or do you put half on the wall and half on your tool holder? Also what distance between wall strips? looking at videos the distance is all over the place.

  8. Wise Owl on January 19, 2023 at 3:45 am

    Let s be clear, the only good alternative is circular saw with a guide for planks and miter saw for modules. The rest requires the precision of a pro.

  9. Santiago Naranjo on January 19, 2023 at 3:46 am

    Why didn’t you include using a chamfer bit using a router table?

  10. Needs More Toys on January 19, 2023 at 3:50 am

    I used a track saw. Much easier than a table saw if you’re trying to handle a 4×8 sheet of plywood by yourself. I cut a whole sheet into cleats that I store for future use.

  11. 9catlover on January 19, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Thanks for this. have saved it. I only have a circular saw. i might try and make a french cleat for the first time!

  12. John Di Bari on January 19, 2023 at 3:52 am

    At home Depot, table saw rental is usually under $40 for 4 hours and just over $50 for a full day. Fyi

  13. Dudek Niesamowite on January 19, 2023 at 3:52 am

    That a Baltimore accent ?

  14. thomearl on January 19, 2023 at 3:53 am

    Thanks, this is just the video i was looking for after i realized i couldn’t do them on a miter saw.

  15. To the beat of my drum on January 19, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Splendid video. I now know that this is do-able even if am a newbie and at present don’t have any fancy kit.

    Your storage idea vids, have had my imagination firing on all cylinders, thinking of all the many ways, I can free up floor space and have flexible storage around the house and garage. Also thinking of applying this method for an outdoor set of cleats for the back of garage wall, to use for planting veg.

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for your infectious enthusiasm. Greetings and gratitude from Yorkshire. 😊

  16. Ackbarfangirl on January 19, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Thank you for the safety minded tips too man! Really appreciate it, and I can see how I will be able to think about doing things to avoid getting too up close as you say.

  17. Mark Ulyanov on January 19, 2023 at 3:56 am

    I have a table saw, but a cheap kind, and cutting a long cleat on it is impossible without getting infeed and outfeed tables/stands, a featherbord or two, and a good fence.

    I’d say the easiest way to cut a long cleat would be using a track saw. Safe, way better in terms of dust, and easy to set up.

    Also, there’s a method where you don’t do any perpendicular cuts – you just make all cuts at a 45 degree angle, makes cutting them way faster. So unless you want your cleats to have one straight edge it is the way to go. Mind you, if you want to have a locking mechanism of some kind, the wall cleats should have a straight edge to lock against, so this method won’t be suitable then.

  18. CAMAS EPICAS on January 19, 2023 at 3:57 am

    thanks great video !!!

  19. Victor Vargas on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Love the chanel bro!

  20. Davey Jones on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am


  21. Martin Blank on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Your "pull saw" technique really needs some work…yeesh…

  22. B. Mad on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am

    This is great. I grew up using a radial arm saw for ripping and cross cuts; we didn’t have a table saw. After I was out of the house, my father added a portable table saw to his shop, but it (along with the radial arm) has probably been neglected for 12 years. Using either at this point really makes me nervous, yet I REALLY want to add French cleats. Since I have 3 circular saws I am thinking of setting one to 45 and one to 90 and just alternating between the two to cut up a sheet of 3/4” ply.

  23. SD. J. on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Haha without table saw. But you have many equipment.. hahahaha

  24. Katie Hill on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Awesome video so easy to follow

  25. Samuel Golden on January 19, 2023 at 3:58 am

    So very helpful! Thanks so much.

  26. Jacob heinz on January 19, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Thank you for showing other ways of sawing the cleats. This is Step 1, of the entire French cleat system, without which the rest of the videos I’d of little use.

  27. Junard Pelayo on January 19, 2023 at 4:00 am

    sir how heavy french cleat can lift?

  28. Lauren Ink on January 19, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Thank you SO MUCH for making this video! Super helpful and very clear instructions. 😁

  29. Cindy Harrison on January 19, 2023 at 4:01 am

    I cut my French
    Cleats on my bandsaw.

  30. J Rizzo on January 19, 2023 at 4:03 am

    With almost every different angle of your wood shop, I was like “wow!” at all the cool tool organization ideas 😎

  31. Robert Kerby on January 19, 2023 at 4:07 am

    Well done on this video!
    I watched your other YouTube video "20-things…French cleats…," and based upon this video; I tried and failed to make my first French Cleat with a 2"×4".
    Now, I started by cutting the left edge of the 2"×4" off at a 45-degree angle, then I measured my second piece and cut it on the line at 45-degrees. The two pieces were not the same width nor would the two pieces fit together, which was really frustrating.
    Please help me as I am trying to make a perfect "French Cleat Wall" so that I can design holders, and hang a good amount of hand tools. I would be most grateful for your assistance.

  32. Cheryl Iverson on January 19, 2023 at 4:09 am

    what about a putting a cove molding on it

  33. Ernie Martin on January 19, 2023 at 4:09 am

    I went to my plywood supplier and bought a few sheets of three-quarter inch birch plywood. I had their staff cut the plywood down into long useable strips with one edge being a 45° angle. There was an additional charge for the cutting service, but I was more than happy to have that done as I don’t have a tablesaw.

  34. JustCallMeTino on January 19, 2023 at 4:09 am

    "If you don’t have a table saw, no problem. You can just use a band saw" haha

  35. rusosure7 on January 19, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Or, if you like to punish yourself, you could use a router bit LOL

  36. vibesmom on January 19, 2023 at 4:10 am

    Great channel, you explain things well. Thanks!

  37. Cindy Harrison on January 19, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Thank you soo much

  38. Ric Donato on January 19, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Very interesting techniques, thank you.

    FYI: Please, PLEASE, turn off the background music, it quickly becomes annoying background noise. It is beyond me why YouTube content creators think it necessary or cool playing music over their voice. You are producing excellent videos having very good and needed information, yet ruining viewers experience playing music over your voice. Many folks have hearing difficulties thus to understand you they must fight the intrusive music over your voice; not a good thing.

  39. Claire S on January 19, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Thank you! This was very easy to watch/listen to. You make me feel like I can actually do this.

    While I’ll likely try my circular saw, I really appreciate you showing how to do it by hand. Because when push comes to shove I can always use hand tools.

  40. Charlie Becker on January 19, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Great video on other ways.
    I bought a table and didn’t have a use for it, however I made a sled for it and made French cleats. Both the sled and French cleats are game changes in time saved, safety and organizing ur shop.
    Keep the video coming .

  41. Skye DIY on January 19, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Such a helpful video! The first person I’ve seen use a jigsaw for french cleating. Cheers

  42. Hubert J on January 19, 2023 at 4:20 am

    Imagine French Cleat made of stainless steel ;O would be endless

  43. Jose Quintero on January 19, 2023 at 4:21 am

    That first method is a total 300iq solution. Thanks!

  44. MVO on January 19, 2023 at 4:22 am

    I had no idea I could change the angle of my jig saw. You’re a life saver 😭

  45. Gina Filipetto on January 19, 2023 at 4:22 am

    clever, clever! thanks. Oh, and good on you for actually wearing the safety glasses during your work. I cringe when i watch youtubers using all sorts of power tools without goggles OR ear protection….

  46. mnmlst on January 19, 2023 at 4:23 am

    Loved the ideas, thank you!

  47. Maxid1 on January 19, 2023 at 4:24 am

    If you find yourself cutting french cleats with a jigsaw, take a look at your life: you’re being punished for something you did wrong at some point.

  48. Justin Stowe on January 19, 2023 at 4:25 am

    This is an especially useful video for me since the internet has made me terrified of ever owning a table saw.

  49. Legrand Eileen on January 19, 2023 at 4:27 am

    thank you so much, I was wondering how to make the cleats without a table saw 😁

  50. samantha nicholson on January 19, 2023 at 4:30 am

    How can I do for planter with 4 verified pieces n open on the back.