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By 23 found this helpful
March 30, 2011

Such a perfectly simple way to build a cheap knife-rack and you can size it to fit anywhere on any counter top.Plan the size you wish. You can have the lumber pieces sawed to size at Lowe's or Home Depot cheaply. Consider the length of the skewers in your plan when determining height then buy enough of them to fill up the 'box'. Any knife you own can be inserted in it so easily. Never a worry about blades getting dull. I'd say it's pretty much a perfect design.

By Chuck from Canton, OH

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By 5 found this helpful
October 13, 2010

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 Ron from Cortez, CO

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January 17, 2018

I have three knives. I only use one but for times when I need all three, I did this today. Reaching in a drawer, I almost cut myself so this was the day to do this project.


  1. Using a box some foil sheets came in, I cut it in in half lengthwise.

  2. Then I taped up one end and the little pieces of the other end. One inserted one side into the other and taped them together.

  3. After the knives were inside, I squished the top closed and closed it with two binder clips.

  4. Then, I used two push pins in the pantry to hang it up.
I know where they are, they are protected, and more importantly, I and my guests are safe. N-JOY!

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April 4, 2012

I needed a safe and readily available storage spot for a kitchen knife with a 6 1/2-inch blade. All the slots on my wood knife block were full.


I used a padded eyeglass pouch-type case/holder and glued it to the side of the knife block.

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March 3, 20120 found this helpful

This is a page about storing kitchen knives. Storing kitchen knives properly will not only prevent accidents, but also extend the life of these tools.

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