knife block - simple slabs or wrap around?

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Forum topic by jimmy J posted 12-28-2015 04:06 AM 534 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2015 04:06 AM

next project – a knife block. i see quite a few which are simply made with planks with grooves cut out and layered up. this is how my current one is (which is too small).

I also see some which look like they have an extra piece of wood on the sides, presumably so the multiple joint lines from the stacking process do not show. all esthetic?

I’ve also seen a couple where the face with the knife openings is actually not end grain, but face grain. must be a whole lot more work that way, and likely not at forgiving with knife marks as the end grain.


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#1 posted 12-28-2015 07:54 PM

The solid block knife racks are not my fave. They have to be custom built for the knife set and the slots gather food particles and are impossible to get clean.

I bought a couple of magnetic tool holder bars that I attached to a pair of 45° blocks and called that a knife rack.

Easy to clean and you can mix & match knives.


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