French cleat

From Squirrel's Lair

A french cleat is a way to hang things. It consists of two matching strips of wood with a 45-ish degree angle. Advantage is that whatever you are hanging wills stay level, and you can adjust it slightly left-to-right. Also, you can hang heavy things with it, and if you make it long enough to straddle studs you can hang your object where you want it, rather than where studs would let you.

I used one to hang my entrace rack, Floating Night Stands and Woodworking Plane Rack

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