Small Workshop Storage Solutions: Eke out every cubic inch of storage in a basement shop with pivoting boxes that hang between the ceiling joists. http://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/storage/small-workshop-storage-solutions/view-all
What is a French cleat? A French cleat is a way to hang heavy items onto walls. A single piece of wood is split in two at a 45-degree angle. Alternatively, two pieces of wood are cut at 45-degree angles to fit one on top of the other. Use a French cleat for mounting shelves and bookcases on a wall.
Joint Connector, Small, 2-1/2" to 3-1/4" by WoodRiver. $2.25. These concealed fittings allow work surfaces to be connected rapidly and securely. They are great for joining countertop sections together. The semi-circular fastening elements are pressed against the recess walls as tension is applied. Fits in a 35mm (1-3/8") flat bottomed hole drilled 3/4" deep. Use a router with a 1/2" straight bit to connect holes. Hole spacing on the small connector is 2-1/2" to 3-1/4".