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Steel Cleats

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98% of 100

Securely mounts cabinets to walls. Just fasten the cleats to the wall and cabinet. Then mount the cabinet to the wall for the easiest installation you could imagine. Cleats interlock for secure, no-slip holding power. Hardened steel for outstanding strength and durability.

(1) Pair of Steel Cleats
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Weight 1.2200
Tech Spec
  • Length: 18"
  • Protrudes 7/16" from wall when pieces are assembled
4.9 / 5.0
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Steel Cleats
Easy to install and hang the quilt rack my husband made for me. With 5 full sized quilts hanging from this oak rack, it is heavy and I was concerned about hanging it from drywall. The cleats distribute the weight and do a great job of presenting my quilts.
September 19, 2019
7 months ago
Great Product.
Works very well. The screw holes could be a bit larger.
September 10, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
worked as described
I used the cleat to hang a floating headboard. it worked great and was easier than trying to connect to single smaller cleats blindly. It also was only 1/4" from the wall so the headboard did not rock. My only complaint was the dirt from the metal. Online they look so clean but in person they cause black to rub off. I kept them in plastic until I was ready to use them
October 5, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Hangers
These have been my go to method for hanging everything from massive floating wall units to headboards and art for years.
September 8, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
A great choice for hanging old wood shutters on interior walls!
January 24, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
These cleats are working as intended. They are holding an 85 pound headboard to my plaster wall. Thank you to my friends at the Novi store who directed me to this product. My wife thinks I am Bob Villa, and my Rockler associates know better.
August 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This product worked great for hanging a heavy headboard on our bedroom wall. We had previously used this on another headboard about 5 years ago. Both projects worked out to our satisfaction. You just need to measure accurately, and use a good level.
March 31, 2016
over 4 years ago
Steel cleats are very useful.
I purchased several steel cleats to mount a back bar to my cement wall in the basement. They were easy to use and I would recommend the product to anyone attempting to hang something that they might want to move at some point.
May 17, 2015
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Made a padded headboard
This cleat was perfect for hanging a padded headboard. I cut plywood to size, attached a foam cushion, batting, and then fabric, stapled to the back. This cleat made easy work of hanging this headboard at just the height I wanted over the queen size bed. This cleat holds lots of weight and it's easier to attach this level on the wall than fooling with multiple hangers and trying to get them level.
July 10, 2014
Inexpenisve, easy to install, works like...
Inexpenisve, easy to install, works like champ!
January 21, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
stronger and longer than the Z clips for easy mounting of a 36" wide table
Cory L on Mar 23, 2020
strength and nice length to fit between studs
Sunghee Y on Jan 14, 2020
stronger and longer than the Z clips for easy mounting of a 36" wide table
Cory L on Mar 23, 2020
work well, i have used before
fr d on Feb 2, 2020
strength and nice length to fit between studs
Sunghee Y on Jan 14, 2020
Securtiy for heavy quilt rack holding five quilts
Becky L on Aug 21, 2019
I have used them before in my other house.<br />We need a Rockler store in Las Vegas.
Ralph N on Jun 25, 2019
I purchased this item for a custom wood box made for a TV mount.
Julie D on May 30, 2019
Use to mount a display case to a wall.
Paul F on Apr 27, 2019
RAMESH P on Feb 10, 2019
To hang a large plaque
Alan A on Sep 28, 2018
to attach an upholstered floating headboard to the wall
cheryl c on Sep 13, 2018
We wanted to hang an upper kitchen cabinet to the wall.
Linda M on Aug 18, 2018
To hang kitchen wall cabinets
Kathy W on Jun 12, 2018
Hanging a solid wood entertainment center
Michael A on Jun 1, 2018
To hang a heavy mirror
Barbara C on May 27, 2018
To hang a cabinet in my laundry room.
ANNE L on Apr 24, 2018
Advice from Sales lady, Shari
David M on Apr 20, 2018
Used successfully 9 years ago - wanted to use again in new house. Found by Googling 66605. Amazing.
W. James P on Dec 28, 2017
To hang a mantel
Jesse I on Nov 1, 2017
unable to find in retail stores, I think that this would be an easy way to hang my cabinets.
susan l on Oct 17, 2017
used before. makes hanging heavy stuff really easy.
Robert M on Oct 11, 2017
hang Kitchen shelving so you cant see the hanging parts.
Jay B on Jul 10, 2017
Customer specified
Mike H on Mar 17, 2017
Used this for 2 Headboards<br />Solid and Sturdy!
Jeralyn P on Mar 6, 2017
for my woodworking project.
James C on Dec 19, 2016
Referred by one of your business contractors as best option to hang a floating mantle. Was hoping for contractor price @ $9.59/pair. (fingers crossed)
Michael S on Nov 28, 2016
needed it
A L on Oct 31, 2016
to wall mount curio cabinet
John B on Oct 15, 2016
I horizontially cut an entertainment center in half and now I am hanging the two halves as wall cabinets.
Darren C on Sep 18, 2016
Because I need it
William G on Jun 9, 2016
Like French Cleats
HOWARD CLAY H on Mar 31, 2016
I needed a strong and sturdy cleat to hang a shelves made from 1 x 8 oak boards that are quite heavy.
David A. H on Mar 11, 2016
Hanging heavy framed mirror.
Larry L on Jan 15, 2016
I need it to hang cabinet
Chuck M on Jan 13, 2016
Seems to impress customers.
John S on Jan 11, 2016
i asked questions about it and got IMMEDIATE answers plus I couldnt find steel ones anywhere else online. (all were aluminum)
paula m on Jan 1, 2016
I am making a shelve of raw timber with bark still on piece and metal attached to mimic nature growing on it. It is on the heavy side and want to make sure my clients have no problems hanging it. So glad you have this item in longer sections. I had a hard time finding it else where.
Vicky L on Dec 8, 2015
To hang a custom book shelf on the wall that I built
Kevin M on Nov 10, 2015
They worked great on another heavy wall hanging
Stephan K on Oct 8, 2015
Needed heavy duty hardware to mount heavy panel on the wall.
Ted B on Jul 15, 2015
Have used these before for hanging very large framed paintings.
Robert L on Apr 17, 2015
for tables I make.
Jim J on Apr 10, 2015
work well, i have used before
fr d on Feb 2, 2020
Securtiy for heavy quilt rack holding five quilts
Becky L on Aug 21, 2019
How much of a gap is there between the item being hung and the wall?
Sally L on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The specs I found say: Protrudes 7/16" from wall when pieces are assembled.
What is the maximum weight these cleats can bear?
C G on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on the size of the fasteners and whether or not the fasteners are firmly into the wall studs. With appropriately sized fasteners in an ideal situation, I wouldn't be afraid to hang 50 lbs. from one of these cleats.
How do I make the cleats shorter because 18" is two inches too long?
Larry L on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had the same issue and simply used a metal chop saw to custom fit them and then drilled an additional mounting hole. If you don't have a chop saw then locate the length of cut with a pencil and then carefully lay down some blue painters tape as a cutting guide and cut it with a hack saw using an aggressive(less teeth per inch) blade.
Will two of these hold a large cabinet up to 200lbs?
Leslie G on Aug 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: With a total of 6 #10 screws the cleat brackets shouldn’t fail even if the cabinet is loaded to 500# or more. A single #8 screw in the 1/16” steel sheet has a tear strength of around 200#. That would be the actual tear strength, no safety factor. Allowing for 1 screw for each cleat to be lightly loaded and for the usual house bounciness during a party you will get by if and only if the screws are into something that can support them. Toggle bolts transfer the load to weak gypsum plasterboard and you’re likely to have a domino-effect crash at some point. You need to be able to transfer the load to structural materials.
What is the gauge of metal use in this product? Is it made with weldable steel?
wmetal on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: tech sheet says they are 16 gauge steel
I have never used a french cleat. I want to hang a 22 pound metal floating shelf. is it possible to weld the cleat to the metal so i dont have to drill holes into it?
p m on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I didn't weld mine but see no reason why it couldn't be done. They are quite heavily made steel and can hold a great deal of weight in addition to being 1 1/2 ft long.
Given proper installation approx. what weight limit? I am hanging valuable 100 lb. artistic tile. Will one be sufficient?
Beau S on Aug 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Installed properly into studs, one would probably hold #100 perfectly well. I’d probably still use two: I’m a belt and suspenders guy.

If hung with anchors, I’d definitely use two.