You could shell out over $100 for a very clever Schaschlik knife block, or you could roll up your DIY sleeves and make your own version for fraction of that, like blogger Chris Diclerico.
Photo by cdiclerico.
All it took was 1m-long pine shelves from the local hardware store, several bags of bamboo skewers from a discount shop, and some elbow grease. The end result is a knife block that you can stick any knife into, very similar to the extremely expensive commercial version.
If this DIY seems familiar, we mentioned it briefly in our top 10 DIY projects for an extra day off — but it seemed worth a second standalone mention. Anyone try it since we mentioned it last? Let’s hear it in the comments.