Vertical Behind the Cabinet Door Cutting Board Holder

Nikki Wills
by Nikki Wills
We're doing a DIY kitchen renovation (agonizingly slowly, but we're doing it!). We're using Cabinets to Go cabinets, and had to doctor a fridge cabinet to create a cabinet for the double ovens. That meant I had some scraps of cabinet wood left over, and that gave me a great idea for a vertical cutting board holder.
I'd seen something similar that you can purchase, but it came with cutting boards. I already have cutting boards. And I also had wood scraps, a few screws, and some L brackets.
Ah, our messy, mid-renovation kitchen. We've done two of the three phases so far, and the only thing left to replace is the blue kitchen island. I'll miss the pop of color when it's gone, honestly, but I'm still crazy excited to get it done!
I'm sure there are more elegant solutions than an L bracket to attach the cutting board holder to the inside of a cabinet door, but these were in the garage already, and they were easy. And I'm the only one who will see the inside of my cabinets, anyway. Just be sure you use SHORT screws that won't go all the way through your pretty cabinet doors.
I did this project three years ago, and it still makes me happy every time I open up my cabinet to get a cutting board out!
Nikki Wills
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  • DIY DIY on May 28, 2020

    Why not put the L brackets on the other side so they are hidden by the cutting boards?

  • Pat Pat on Feb 01, 2021

    The instructions for this are basically non-existent in this posting. Is it possible, please, to get step-by-step instructions with photos?

  • Mavis Mavis on Mar 10, 2021

    Clearer instructions as to the materials used would be helpful.

    I was asked what was used for the bottom of this to hold the boards or baking pans in place? I could not answer this question.

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  • Jse7509033 Jse7509033 on Mar 30, 2022

    Hi ! You could probably use a picture frame ledge strip cut to fit

  • Kat Kat on May 06, 2023

    This is a fantastic idea! Moving across the country soon, and planning how to keep counter clutter to a minimum. This will work perfectly for that. Even if I have to make two of them, it'd be great to have the cutting boards out of the way.

    Thank you for posting!😻