DIY Magnetic Knife Rack

diy magnetic knife rack

Trying to find a knife rack that holds knives by the stove instead of in a block?  I thought, “no problem…they are everywhere, right?”


I found this out as we were doing our kitchen makeover, and got really frustrated.   NO ONE had a magnetic knife strip.  NO ONE.  I thought about ordering online, but when I went to our local office supply store, I found these heavy duty magnets:

Four packages and a strip of oak wood later, hubby screwed the whole thing into the wall and I hung my knives up:

Cool, huh?  Now I don’t have the knife block on the counter and I don’t have to worry about some of the knives not fitting correctly into it.  They are out of the way, yet easy to reach.  And the magnets have some awesome holding power!

Wanna see what I did with my silverwear and cloth napkins?  We had a little basket that our condiments like ketchup, mustard, honey, cinnamon, salt and pepper would sit in all the time.  Yes, I leave my ketchup out…so does your local sit down restaurant…

Anyway, I got an idea to put our cloth napkins and silverwear where we could reach them all the time as well, instead of tripping over each other to get at them at mealtimes.  A quick trip to the local restaurant supply store, and here’s what I wound up with:

It’s all nice and neat, and stays in the middle of the table for easy access!  I’m totally loving my “new” kitchen!

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