|Project by vicrider||posted 07-16-2010 09:38 PM||1884 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
So my friend Aikiko had a knife block that she dearly loved that fit her favorite knives, but it was looking pretty shabby (she did get decades of use out of it). She asked me to recreate it in the same shape and configuration.
I had some spalted maple that was approximately the same age ( I have that old woodworkers disease: keepwoodpiecesforeveryoumightuseit-osis) and a short piece of 1X cherry so I made this piece. The internal parts are solid 2” maple with cherry veneers on the front and sides. I ran out of cherry so I didn’t veneer the back. The top slotted pieces are 1/8 maple, and the bottom is Ipe installed with screws so if it ever needs to come apart (like when your grandson thinks it’s a bank) the bottom comes off.
In case you can’t tell ;-), the last picture is the one I copied.