1. A rigid strip of wood, iron or other material used to strengthen or support the surface or surfaces to which it is attached.
  2. A strip of wood, iron or other material fastened to a wall which supports or provides a fastening point for other items such as cabinets or shelving. A french cleat features an angled or protruding top edge, that when fastened to a wall will support a cabinet or other item fitted with a matching upside down cleat. The two cleats fit together in a manner that uses the weight of the item to pull the mating cleats tighter together and against the wall.
  3. A block or strip of wood, metal, or other material, fastened to a surface to serve as a check or support
  4. A strip of metal, wood, or other material, fastened across a surface, such as a ramp or angled roof, to provide sure footing or prevent tools or material from sliding.
installing a cleat
Installing a cleat on a sub-floor repair project

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Tony is a life time resident of North Carolina with over 40 years experience in multiple facets of the industrial, commercial and residential construction industry. For the past 33 years he has owned and operated Wood's Home Maintenance Service, providing services primarily in Johnston, Wake and Sampson Counties of North Carolina. ______________ ______________________________________________________ The information contained in this Blog is opinion derived, from hands on experience of over 40 years in the construction industry and by extensive research by the author. All postulations are referenced to the geographic location in which this experience was gained.
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