I have friends who have a long magnet attached to a wall in their kitchen with their many knives hanging on it. I’ve always admired it for several reasons. One, I like the way it looks. There’s something appealing about the way the knives look, hanging there, especially how my friends hung theirs in a graduated pattern.
Another reason I like to store knives this way is that you can find the one you want quickly and it keeps knives sharper than storing them in a drawer where the edges get dull hitting other knives. If you store your knives in a block, like I do, then this will clear up counter space.
This is a cute design that uses reclaimed wood so you can use any old piece of wood you may have or pick up one somewhere.
What you’ll need:
- Wood board, 15 inches by 3½ inches
- Tape measure
- Trigger clamps, optional
- Power drill
- 1-inch round Forstner bit
- 1-inch round ceramic magnets, 54
- Gel adhesive
- Drill bit, 5/32
- 2½-inch wall mounting screws, 2
Find the complete instructions from Tim and Mary on the eHow Home Blog.