How to Make Under Cabinet Knife Holders

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If you have a kitchen cabinet below your countertop and are looking for a way to safely store knives, consider an under cabinet knife holder. This simple, ingenious design can save space while keeping knives safe from falls and children’s imaginations.

There are several options for under cabinet knife holders, including the simple magnetic rack and a more sophisticated, drop-down holder that collapses up through springs or joints.

1. Drill a Hole

A simple way to keep knives out of sight is by mounting them on the underside of upper cabinets. This saves you counter space, keeps the blades from falling out, and it’s easy to pull a knife out when you need it.

To make an under cabinet knife holder, start by drilling a hole in the bottom of a block of wood. Then, secure magnets to the flip side of the wood using a drill and adhesive.

2. Drill a Hole in the Bottom

Before you begin making your knife holder, it’s important to drill a hole in the bottom. This will help you keep the holder in place and prevent it from falling out.

In addition, it will help to keep the holder from damaging your knives if it’s not in a secure spot. This is especially important if you have children in your home.

3. Drill a Hole in the Side

You can use any type of wood that you want, but try to choose a sturdy one. This is especially important if you want to hang the holder in a kitchen with kids, where they may fling knives out of cabinets.

To keep knives from falling out, we installed a small wood shim under the knife block. It was simple to do and really adds a nice touch.

4. Drill a Hole in the Top

There are a few different ways you can make your own under cabinet knife holder. You can either use a block of wood or a piece of cardboard.

You will need to drill a hole in the top of the wooden or cardboard block. This will allow you to place magnets inside the wooden or cardboard block to hold your knives.

5. Drill a Hole in the Bottom

The under cabinet knife holder is a great way to save space in your kitchen while keeping your cutlery handy. It also is a safer storage option than knives stored on the counter or in a drawer.

Another way to keep your knives safe is by using a magnetic knife holder. A magnetic holder will not scratch your blades, and it will also protect them from moisture.

6. Drill a Hole in the Side

Once your knife holder is built, it’s time to hang it on the wall. You’ll need to choose a spot that’s convenient, safe and free of tripping hazards.

Ideally, your knife holder will be above the sink, or near an area where you can easily return knives to after washing and drying them.

7. Drill a Hole in the Top

There are many different ways to store knives, but one of the most practical is to store them under a cabinet. It saves countertop space and keeps knives safe from small children.

This knife holder is great for people who have limited space and need to keep their knives in sight but out of the way. It is also very helpful for those who want a more stylish and unique knife storage solution.

8. Drill a Hole in the Side

To keep knives safe and secure, you’ll want to create a groove in the side of your knife holder. This will help ensure that the magnets are able to hold your knives securely.

To do this, drill a hole in the side of the wood. This will create a groove that the magnets can fit into easily.

9. Drill a Hole in the Bottom

Using a forstner bit, drill a hole in the back of the knife holder that is a few inches deep. This will be the place where you will attach magnets to hold your knives in.

Depending on the thickness of your wood, this will be anywhere from 1/16″ to 11/16″. You want to make sure that you leave as little wood between where the magnets will go and the front of the piece as possible.

10. Drill a Hole in the Side

You can use a drill to create a hole in the side of your knife holder. This is a great way to make your knife holder a little bit more functional.

This will allow you to add magnets to the knife holder to hold the knives in place. The key is to create a groove that will accommodate the magnets and is thick enough that there is as little wood as possible between the knives and the magnets.

Ken Onion

Ken Onion is an innovative knifemaker whose work has revolutionized the industry. Born in 1963, he hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii, and invented the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism for Kershaw Knives - earning him a position as Premier Knife Designer with them.

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