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When you have a small kitchen, storage space is at a premium. I wanted to free up some prime top drawer space occupied by my knives so my solution was to design and make a DIY wood knife rack that’s a hybrid between a knife block and magnetic knife strip. I built it in just 30 minutes for under $10 without any power tools!


1) Pine board: 8″ x 11″ (scrap wood I had on hand)

2) Lattice molding: 1/4″ x 3 ft ($1.50)

3) Birch veneer edging pre-glued iron on ($6.50) or 1/4″x 3/4″ screen molding for $2.

4) Glue Dots advanced strength double-sided sheets or wood glue and clamps

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Step 1: Cut veneer edging

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Cut the veneer edging into strips the height of your piece of wood (8″ in my case) and iron onto the front of your piece of wood, at the edge. Repeat with 3 more strips of edging, ironing them one on top of the other. Repeat the process for the other end. This is optional, but I also added edging on the sides of the pine board for a cleaner look.

Step 2: Determine spacing for the knives

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Determine the spacing for your knives and iron on the dividers the same way as in step 1.

Step 3: Glue lattice molding

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Glue the lattice pieces across the top of the veneer edging dividers, with one at the top and bottom and one in the middle. To make this project mess-free and go faster, I used Advanced Strength Double-Sided sheets from Glue Dots instead of wood glue and clamps for this step. I cut the lattice molding with a miter box and saw but you can also have this done at the hardware store.

If you want to give Glue Dots products a try, you can enter a giveaway on my website:http://www.engineeryourspace.com/

Such a useful innovation for the kitchen. It is also safe if you have toddlers around the house but you need to mount it a little bit more towards the inside of the cabinet if that is the case. I fully agree with the statement that storage space is a killer when you have a small kitchen, thus we would have to fully utilize all the space that we can find around the kitchen, so wall space is the most abundant there apparently. Another good space to use is the cabinet doors. I hook some shelvings there to hold light items like pot covers, ladles and spice bottles. Thanks for sharing and hope you benefit from my sharing too like how i did with yours.

ducthinh1 year ago


Costarus1 year ago

I love simple and need crafts. Great job! But my self-made stand for knives. The original article http://www.delaysam.ru/raznoe/raznoe13.html


Love the look of this!

EYSpace (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

Thanks Penolopy!