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    Re: French Cleats

    Maybe he used a 40 degree on the bottom and 45 on the top to put the contact point of the cleat at the wall face. Otherwise, the 40/40, 45/45 or whatever will work. If you just ripped a 1x4 or whatever down the center on a given angle, each piece would mate with the other.
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    Re: French Cleats

    Quote Originally Posted by Gotcha6 View Post
    Maybe he used a 40 degree on the bottom and 45 on the top to put the contact point of the cleat at the wall face.
    Maybe. But that's not what he told me or indicated in the drawings and photos I got from him.
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    Re: French Cleats

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil S View Post
    My two cents is anything between 30 and 60 would work fine - no need to even measure. If you want to hold a very heavy cabinet than 30 would be best as it relies more on than shear strength of the fasteners than the pullout. However you might want to lean more towards the 60 if you were worried about earthquakes as the deeper angle would resist uplift better. Or just crank your table saw over to something close to 45 and go with it
    Agreed... the angle doesnt matter

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    Re: French Cleats

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_goris View Post
    Agreed... the angle doesnt matter


    And if earthquakes are your concern, put a screw or 2 through the cleat attached to the cabinet itself and into the stud after you've hung the cabinet so uplift won't occur - OR MOVE!!!!!
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    Re: French Cleats

    When I've used French cleats I've lag bolted the cleats to the wall studs with the bolt heads recessed. Once the cabinets were hung on the cleats I then screwed the cabinet backs into the cleats lag bolted to the wall. That way I didn't have to worry about whether the cabinets themselves were lined up with studs or not. The lag bolted cleats carried the weight and also with the cabinets screwed to them nothing was going to move.

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    Re: French Cleats

    Quote Originally Posted by nn4jw View Post
    When I've used French cleats I've lag bolted the cleats to the wall studs with the bolt heads recessed. Once the cabinets were hung on the cleats I then screwed the cabinet backs into the cleats lag bolted to the wall. That way I didn't have to worry about whether the cabinets themselves were lined up with studs or not. The lag bolted cleats carried the weight and also with the cabinets screwed to them nothing was going to move.
    This is the same way I do it, with screws instead of lag bolts. The cleat is just an easier way to get everything leveled and held in place on the wall so I can drive in the screws that will do the permanent job of holding the cabinet up. Kind of a belt and suspenders approach.
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