Tip Ladies Pears for DIY: How to make a practical knife stand

Those who like quality and practical kitchen equipment certainly have more than one kitchen knife at home. And the purchase price of a good kitchen knife is not small. Therefore, we should think not only about how to place the knives on the kitchen counter so that they are always at hand and not endangering anyone, but also so that their blades do not blunt.

A drawer full of cutlery and knives thrown over each other is definitely not such a place. The ideal solution is a practical knife stand made of purely natural material. Pavel, a handyman, helped with his production on the show.  Learn more about clean a knife block

What will we need:

wooden chips (larger for large knives, smaller for small knives)

wooden board (height and width corresponding to the height and width of the larger of the two wooden prisms)

  • wooden clothes hanger
  • white dispersion glue for wood
  • synthetic glazing varnish for wood
  • color
  • clamp
  • saw
  • grinder
  • Method:

 

If we have smaller wooden chips available, which we have left as waste material from a building, we glue them together to create a more massive block. We will need two – one larger for large knives, the other smaller for small knives and scissors.

 

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Using a plastic scale, we measure the deepest of our collection of knives. In our case it is 50 mm, so we will make grooves with a length of about 52 mm, so that even the widest knife can fit comfortably there. The width of the saw is slightly greater than the strength of the knife blade, so it will just fit.

Use a pencil to draw the spacing between the individual notches on the wood, at least four should fit in the block.

Place the wooden block horizontally on the saw and adjust its height according to the largest measured depth of the blade, which will be different for the larger block and different for the smaller one.

We cut the saw along the entire length of the wooden prism.

Use white dispersion glue to paint the part where the notches lead and stick a wooden board on it as a stop so that the knives do not fall out. Remove with clamps and allow to dry. Wipe off the adhesive residue that pushes out the clamps with a sponge.

Wet wipes of home production

We will draw the pencil again on the wood, where the notches on the smaller of the wooden blocks will lead, while we add 6 mm at one of the grooves, so that the kitchen scissors can also fit into it.

Cut to the saw.

We add the smaller french fries to the larger one, and we both tilt them slightly to such an angle that the knives fit well into them. Glue the two blocks together and tighten them again with a clamp.

Unscrew the metal hook from the wooden coat hanger and cut the wooden part in half. We will use them as legs, which we will glue on each side of the stand.

We grind the entire stand, and especially the edges, with a sander, then repaint and finally paint.

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