If you're looking for a safe way to store your knives, this simple DIY project will do the trick without too much effort. All you need are wood scraps, wood glue and a few screws.
This project comes from The Family Handyman, and it's part of a series of cheap home improvement projects. It can be completely done in an hour or two if you have access to the right tools. In this case, the only special tool you'll need is a table saw. He explains:
You can size this knife rack to suit any cabinet door and any number of knives. To build it, you just need a table saw and wood scraps. Run the scraps across the saw on edge to cut kerfs. Adjust the blade height to suit the width of the knife blades. You have to remove the saw's blade guard for these cuts, so be extra careful. Also cut a thin strip to act as an end cap. Glue and clamp the kerfed scraps together and sand the knife rack until the joints are flush. To mount it, use two 1-1/4-in. screws and finish washers.
The photo tells the story. As long as you're using light wood and don't add too many knives (not that you'd be really able to) the hinges of the cabinet door will hold up with no problem. Just tighten them down before you mount your new knife block. You might not want to tackle this project if you're renting, but if you're like me and have more knives than you can fit on your magnetic strip, this is a quick project that adds useful storage and doesn't look terrible in the process. Hit the link below for some other quick and affordable DIY projects.
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