Project:Magnetic Knife Holder
Magnetic Knife Holder
|Release Date:||January 2018|
|Materials Used:||wood (glued laminated timber, beech),|
|Tools Used:||cordless drill, chisels|
|Approx. Cost:||around 10€|
The most important tool in the kitchen should be easily accessed, but knife blocks take up a lot of space and are not very hygienic. Personally I always fancied a magnetic holder, but the good looking ones are quite expensive.
- some nice wood
- I used some leftovers from our common room tables which were already the right size
- Neodymium magnets
- can be bought from eBay
- 5 min epoxy
- some sandpaper
I sketched all the spots which should contain magnets on the piece of wood and drilled them out with a 7 mm wood drill bit (same size as the magnets). The holes need to be a bit deeper than the thickness of the magnets, so they can pressed in slightly below the surface. Afterwards the magnets were pressed in and some 5 min epoxy was applied onto the magnets to secure them.
Once the epoxy had hardened the excess was removed with a chisel and sandpaper. I applied (coconut) oil onto the wood before mounting to protect it from moisture and bring out the grain of the wood.