Make Knife Holder from Old Spools

Re-use empty thread spools. Fasten a row of them jammed shoulder to shoulder inside a kitchen cabinet door and you've got yourself an instant knife holder. The handles of the cutting tools will rest on the spools while the implements' blade fits through the gaps between each set of the wooden rollers. Attach the spools to the cabinet door with both screws (through each roller's center) and glue (on the base of the discarded thread holders) for safety. You may also want to run a second full or partial row of spools under the first as added security for your butcher and other extra long knives. A coat of varnish, shellac, or paint that matches the inside of the cabinet finishes the project.


By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

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October 13, 20100 found this helpful

That is an awesome idea! I love having knives hidden and the blades out of the way. Kudos!

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October 15, 20100 found this helpful

I'd love to see a photo of this.

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October 17, 20100 found this helpful

I'm having trouble picturing this, can you post a photo? Also, it's been ages since we could buy thread on wooden spools, they're all plastic now. Will plastic spools work?

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December 17, 20110 found this helpful

I too, can't picture it.

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