This knife rack will save you the $15.00 it costs to buy a more traditional magnetic strip style rack. It's super easy to make, looks cool, and will reward you everytime you head to the kitchen to make a nice dice of onion for your salsa verde. ps. I call it the "line-cook" because like me if you're a line cook in this city of abundant wealth (NYC) you're probably making about $10.00/hour and can't afford toilet paper after your rent.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
This is so easy I only included these two steps. First get your supplies:
1) Two peices of birch verneer plywood or like matterial at a thickness of 3/4" ,length of about 18", and width of 3".
2) Two lag bolts that are at least 3 1/2" long and 1/4" diameter with 8 washers that fit onto them.
3) I used a a Japaneese pull saw and a combination suqare to make straight lines and cuts.
4) Before I intalled it I gave it a coat of Tung oil to keep it safe from splashing water, feel free to leave it untreated but some kind of finish will accent the cool endgrain of the plywood.
Step 2: Drill 4 Holes
1) All you have to do now is drill two holes through both peices of wood, and two corresponding holes in your wall where you want to mount the rack.
2) For each lag bolt, sandwich three washers in between the wood slats (this is the space for the blades) and use one washer on the surface of the rack to stop the head of the bolt.
3) Thread the rack to the wall and enjoy a clutter free cuttin board.