Anthropologie Inspired DIY Knife Block

$20
1 Hours
Medium

I saw a knife block last year at Anthropologie and just fell in love with them. I needed/wanted the larger size, which rang in at close to $70. I can be frugal and knew that I could make one for much less than that… $50 less. I didn’t keep the exact tally, but I think my wood project boards came to about $12 and I used about 10 packages of skewer sticks (which were .97 a piece). I came in at just over $20.
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DIY Anthro Inspired Knife Block
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1. Decide on your size (based on knife sizes). I knew that I wanted mine to be about 12 inches tall by 12 long. Buy boards. I bought project craft wood pieces (found in the lumber aisle) that were 3/8″ x 4″ x 36″. You will need enough pieces (my pieces were 12 inches) for all sides (8 total).
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Mark your wood at 12 inches and use a saw to cut.
2. Repeat on all pieces. You will end up with 8 pieces total.
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3. Take three pieces and wood glue and then clamp together. Repeat with another three pieces so that you have (2) sets of three pieces glued together. Let dry.
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4. Attach one 12 inch board (the bottom piece) to an end 12 inch board using a brad gun.
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Then attach 1 of the glued 3-piece boards to the bottom and to the end board.
4. Repeat until you have attached all pieces.
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6. If you have uneven wood at the top, then go crazy with the orbital sander.
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7. Use wood filler in all the brad holes. Let dry and lightly sand.
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8. Stain. Let Dry. Fill with Bamboo Skewers.
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I wondered how well the knifes would stick in place and they haven’t budged. It’s really perfect for them.
I saved $50 and made my knife block a tad less rustic which is PERFECT for me!
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Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus

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