Asked on May 2, 2017

What is a good way to make a DIY knife holder to sit on the counter?

CarolynTerra GazelleKoli


Drawer space is non existent in this rental. also not sure about attaching any type of holder to the tiled backsplash. havae any of you made a counter top knife holder that does not involve many wood working skills and is budget friendly?
4 answers
  • Koli
    on May 3, 2017

    A great DIY knife holder is : find about 4 hard cover books, you can get them at your local thrift store. Glue them together & can even tie a neat looking ribbon of your choice around them, when all glued together. The knives slide easily between the pages. Makes for a great conversation piece and holds your knives :)
  • Terra Gazelle
    on Jun 17, 2017

    You can fill a box full of bamboo skewers...the knives will stick right down and be held..or even cheaper..Fill a wooden box full of rice...again the knives will be held in place.
  • Carolyn
    on Jun 17, 2017

    I love the book idea Koli, haven't heard of that before now. I bought a wooden block knife holder at the local Goodwill store for about $1. Used it to hold knives that I already owned. Recently bought a really good set of knives at a demonstration that came with a complete set of knives including the custom knife drawer insert holder. Cooking speciality stores carry plastic individual knife covers for those really expensive "chef" knives. "Cooking" speciality stores carry Chef knife holding cases, one of which I purchased which gave the the idea for the following project

    If you sew, you could make a cloth knife holder using two different cloth placemats. Lay one mat over the other, leaving space for the handles to show, place knives onto mat. Mark sewing pocket lines. Cut off excess material. Bind cut edge. Sew along lines. Sew across bottom. Depending on how you want to display them, you can place in a drawer, roll into a tube and place in a decorated pot or tin, affix to a picture frame, hang from a tension curtain rod between two cabinets at a window, do a tent "A" frame and drape over it, etc. Gifted my church and relatives with a "lot" of knives that don't fit my hands.

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