Builder's Tip: A Time Saver for Installing Closet Shelf Cleats
Whenever I’m installing cleats for closet shelves, I cut down the amount of ladder time with the little trick shown in the accompanying illustration.
- First, I draw a level line to mark the top of the cleat’s location.
- Then I probe along this line with an 8d finish nail to locate the studs.
- Once the studs are found, I drive a pair of nails along the line, one each into adjacent studs.
- Next, I push the cleat up from below until it encounters the protruding nails.
- Finally, I nail it home, knowing the location of the studs and that the cleat is on the layout line.
— Mark Tiley, Creede, Colo.
Tips & Techniques provided by Fine Homebuilding.
©2005 The Taunton Press
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