Knife Organizer

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Loved the wooden hanging knife organizers but hated the high price, so I made one for my condo's kitchen for under $30.00. With a wood slab and rare earth magnets, I priced ones like it for $50-100 dollars-yikes. But the best part was customizing it to my colors and space, so let your imagination run wild! Anything you can attach magnets to the back of can function as a knife organizer and free up a little counter space!
I bought a 10 inch piece of birch with the bark left on. Spray painted a clear matte finish with food save Polyurethane . Drilled four, one inch holes the back with a High-Speed Steel Forstner Bit .
You must drill almost thru the wood for the rare-earth magnets to hold heavy knifes that appear to float on the wood. These magnets can be expensive at the hobby store, so I ordered them in bulk from Amazon.
I then glued them into the holes in the back, added a wire hanger and mounted them on my newly tiled back splash. As you can see my counter top is loaded down and this nice warm earthy organizer helped to both organize and temper all the stainless steel appliances. OK so the hand made tile my daughter-in-law and I made helps too!
Suggested materials:
  • Birch Slab-9.99   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Rare Earth magnets 20 for 12.99   (Amazon)
  • E6000 Glue 4.99   (Hobby Lobby)
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Dec 04, 2016
    I LOVE this idea, the wood, rustic look is so charming!

    • Tamara S Tamara S on Dec 05, 2016
      Many thanks, I am very very eclectic-glad you liked it.

  • Tamara S Tamara S on Dec 05, 2016
    Thanks, I wanted to use some driftwood or walnut but just couldn't wait to get started on the project. So when I saw the birch at the local hobby shop, I just couldn't resist-glad you like it.