I like Mattias's tool wall setup. Very neat and able to get a lot of small tools into small space. I have bookmarked but I still like the idea of frnch cleats. I have moved things around too many times to even think in my dreams that any setup might be permanent. I have started reorganizing my shop this weekend (finally) for what should be the last time. i am only 39, so still young and impetuous. Things will get moved probably many more times. My grandson gave me a hand moving the heavy stuff on saturday. On Sunday, i started clearing the floor and hidden corners, cutting all the scraps with my SCMS for kindling wood. Some of the scraps were straight and large enough to be used for cutting boards, trays and other small projects. Those will end up in ........ Oh, i guess i will stop speculating on where they will go. for now, i can actually see the floor of my shop. You guys have inspired me.
back to Mattias's wall: I like the setup, but like FC system as I can move small shelves and boxes around to different locations. For now, i am trying to set up to make best use of two MFT's MFT/3 for main bench and center of work area. The smaller 800 is against the wall so all i have to do is turn around from the /3. All of my Festoy clamps and almost all of tools I use with MFT's, TS 55 and the Festoy router table will be grouped with under the two tables or on the wall within easy reach.
I have two solid wood work benches that are along wall areas with heavy tools such as hammers, mallets, chisels, planes, heavier clamps and other tools not used on the MFT's
Since the two benches are at opposite sides of the shop, i am hoping that i can work out a system with the french cleats where I can select the tools needed and just move a panel from one side of shop to the other. With rearranging of the benches, stationary sanders and SCMS, i now can walk around the shop with room to spare. Well, not a lot of room. Just more. My GS and I are both quite slim but we could not walk, or even slide past on another in working around the /3. We now can get around without sucking in our breaths. It is great and I am sure it will be far more enjoyable for Andrew.