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
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.