This weekend, I’ve managed to get my latest set of French cleats up in the entrance hall and to create a number of coat hangers to put up on them. The lovely thing about doing this instead of putting hooks directly up on the wall is that we can adjust the spacing as required. Bulky winter coats? Spread them out a bit. Need a hook above the radiator for a wet jacket? Slide the others along and drop an empty one into the appropriate space.
Putting up a row of hooks would have been a lot quicker but I think I’ll get return on investment with the flexibility in the next few years. As a bonus, every time I work on French cleats, I get a little more practical understanding, which should make my results in future both quicker and better.