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July 23, 2014

Quick-stick cleats divide and conquer drawers

Quick-stick cleats divide and conquer drawers

When I add a divider to one of my tool drawers, I use cleats made from 1/4″ tempered hardboard attached to the drawer with 3/4″-wide, cloth-backed, double-faced tape. I make the cleats about 1″wide and a bit shorter than the inside height of the drawer box. After carefully wiping all dust from the drawer box and cleats, I attach the tape to the smooth side of the cleats. I position the first cleat, set the divider in place, and then install the cleat’s mate on the other side.

These cleats offer a quick and inexpensive way to organize parts and tools. And they last–I’ve had them in my unheated barn shop for more than two years, and they still hold fast.
—Bill Esposito, Rindge, N.H.

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