knife rack out of the way

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Project by halfacre posted 10-17-2014 03:24 PM 1763 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a couple has been married for 50 years or more space in the kitchen gets hard to find. And if you are lucky to have married a gal that turns into a great cook then you can join my happy club. We bought a set of steak knives at Sams or somewhere but she didn’t want them on the counter or in the drawer so I turned the back of three doors into a good out of the way place. The handles are on one set are wood so a dishwasher is a no no. These makes good gifts since your wood working will be passed down. I did make them so the points of the knives are against the wood to keep little hands from getting hurt.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 03:47 PM

Great space saving idea although I would be concerned my wife may drop one from that height.

Still adding to favorites. I can always install them in the lower cabinets.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 04:19 PM

That is really cool. I really like the idea of putting them on a door, which is normally wasted space. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 08:27 PM

Good idea and use of space. I might consider enclosing the complete area where the blade is…in case when putting them away they slip. Thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 10-17-2014 08:33 PM

Man, I hate clutter on the counters.
Nice idea….................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 10-19-2014 03:35 PM

The design looks great. I think the horizontal front bar is sufficient to keep the knives secure.

I like the fact that the blade area is exposed. That makes it easy to keep clean.

Great space saving idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 01:11 PM

Nice job,

two questions

How is it attached to the cabinet door?
Why did you put the flat bar lower than the handle edge?


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#7 posted 10-20-2014 02:19 PM

Wow I just learned if you leave this site before you post the message you will loose it all. I am used to Wood on-line which saves it for you.

Paul the bar is lower so the knife will lean out just enough to keep the sharp points against the wood. Looks safer? I’ll take some measurements and post them tomorrow.

I used a plastic rack we had bought for the motor home lots of years ago and up out of the way of little hands was the way to go until our kids could get some smarts.

Two small screws is enough. Make the holes where the raised panels are the thickest for more holding power.
And I would suggest measuring for the right length of screws first.

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#8 posted 10-21-2014 03:30 AM

Nice job. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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