If you aren't familiar with the french cleat system it's pretty much just a piece of wood attached to the wall with the top cut at a 45 degree angle. Then you make individual hangers with a 'cleat' on the back that is also cut at a 45 degree angle.
Here are the steps in case you are interested in making your own.
- I had so many 1x pine scraps laying around that I decided to use them for this project.
- I drilled a pilot hole first on everything to keep my wood from splitting.
- Make sure to countersink all your screws so everything sits flush.
2) Then I cut two pegs. One to create a lip for the tool to rest on, and the other to counter the tool from swinging forward. I mounted the first flush with the left side, but move the bottom peg in just a little so the tool isn't resting completely up and down.
3) I know that I mounted all the other cords on the right, but this cord just fit better on the left so that's where it went. ; )
Oh, and for those of you who have asked about the paintbrush with the attitude....his name is Harvey and he is isn't typically that grumpy...