Furi 8 Piece Chef Set Knife Block




Introduction: Furi 8 Piece Chef Set Knife Block

This is a knife block for the Furi 8 piece chef set, the dimensions used may not fit all knifes but you may change the width of the plywood to fit any knife set you have. If your knifes are larger than mine or you have more you would need to change the amount of layers of Walnut and Plywood. Also you don't have to use Walnut, you can use any wood you want as long as it fits the dimensions.


  • Circular Saw
  • Thicknesser
  • Planer
  • Table Saw
  • 120 & 180 grit sand paper (Sanding Block)
  • PVA Glue
  • Hammer
  • Small Nails
  • A Bunch of Clamps (I used 9 G-clamps)
  • Belt Sander
  • Band Saw
  • Marsking Tape
  • Water Rag
  • Bench Top Oil
  • Linen Cloth
  • 800 grit Wet Dry Sand Paper

MATERIALS: (in millimeters)

  • 270x170x25 Walnut (dressed, allow more for thickening and planing) X5
  • 270x15x3 Plywood X5
  • 270x17x3 Plywood X1
  • 270x40x3 Plywood X1
  • 270x35x3 Plywood X1
  • 270x57x3 Plywood X1
  • 270x27x3 Plywood X1
  • 270x51x3 Plywood X1
  • 270x48x3 Plywood X1

Step 1: Pick Wood

You will need to pick a length(s) of wood that can be cut into 5 270x170x25 (dressed), you will also need a large sheet of 3mm plywood that is at least 270x355.

Step 2: Thickness Walnut

If the length of wood you have chosen is not dressed you will have to thickness and plane it. When thickening try to keep the thickness of the wood above 25mm. When planing try to keep the width of the wood at 170mm.

Step 3: Cut Walnut

When your wood is dressed you will have to cut it into lengths of 270mm using the circular saw.

Step 4: Cut Plywood

Using the circular saw cut the plywood into a 270 wide strip, then using the table saw cut out the following strips:

  • 270x15 X5
  • 270x17 X1
  • 270x40 X1
  • 270x35 X1
  • 270x57 X1
  • 270x27 X1
  • 270x51 X1
  • 270x48 X1

After you have cut the strips label them in the following way:

  • 270x15 X5 = a
  • 270x17 X1 = b
  • 270x40 X1 = c
  • 270x35 X1 = d
  • 270x57 X1 = e
  • 270x27 X1 = f
  • 270x51 X1 = g
  • 270x48 X1 = h

Step 5: Sand Faces and Edges

At this point you should have 5 pieces of wood that are 270x170x25 and plywood strips that are 270 in length and vary in width. Using sand paper clean the surfaces and edges of the wood to make them smooth and splinter free.

Step 6: Glue Playwood to Walnut

Once you have all your pieces you have to glue the plywood strips onto the wood. You should place glue in the centre of the plywood strips and spread it with your finger, keeping the glue away from the edges so there is no spillage. Then nail in three small nails to hold the strip in place as the glue dries, do not nail the nails all the way in as they will be removed.

Nail the strips on the wood in this order:

  • 1st piece
    • a-68mm gap-b-55mm gap-a
  • 2nd piece
    • a-50mm gap-d-30mm gap-c
  • 3rd piece
    • a-28mm gap-e-43mm gap-f
  • 4th piece
    • a-34mm gap-g-22mm gap-h
  • 5th piece
    • blank

When the glue has dried remove the nails from the wood.

Step 7: Glue Block Together

When the glue has dried on the strips you can glue the block together. Place glue on the centre of all the plywood strips (do this quickly) and smooth it out with your finger again keeping it away from the edges to avoid spillage. Place piece 2 on piece 1, piece 3 on piece 2, piece 4 on piece 3 and piece 5 on piece 4. make sure everything is lined up then clamp all the pieces together. Try to get a clamp on top of each strip of plywood at least at the top and bottom of the block.

Step 8: Sand Block Edges

Using a belt sander smooth off the edges of the block until it feels like one piece of wood. (I forgot to take a picture of this step so don't mind the cut out.)

Step 9: Cut Angle

Find what face you want to be the front face then on any one of the opposite corners mark a line that is 90 mm in from a corner (refer to the picture). Then using a band saw cut the angle out. After the angle is cut clean up the edges of the cut using the belt sander.

Step 10: Glue Angle

Aline the cut out so that that the ply wood that is visible is continuous and at the same angle as the block face. then place glue on the face of the cut out that touches the block, push the two together then tightly tape the two until the glue dries.

Step 11: Pre-Finish

When the glue dries take off the tape, then sand all the faces and edges smooth with a belt sander and sandpaper. When the block is smooth lather it in water using a rag, wait for the water to dry off the block then lightly sand it smooth again.

Step 12: Finishing

Once the block is smooth again you can coat it in a bench top oil using a linen rag. Go over the block with 3 coats and on the 2nd and 3rd coat rub in the oil with a 800 grit wet dry sand paper.

Wait for the oil to dry on the 3rd coat.

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    2 years ago

    Your knife stand turned out great! Well done


    2 years ago

    Beautiful work! I love the contrast peices :)