How to make a stand for kitchen knives from old books
The knife stand is an important and useful accessory in the kitchen, which will allow you to organize the storage of knives and improve safety. Keep the knives in this stand is very convenient, all are in one place. It takes very little space, and the knives are not dull in it (unlike if they were a heap in a box, as is usually the case in the kitchen). Well, the most remarkable thing about this project is that you can use some of your old books. As a result, this stand will very well decorate the interior of the kitchen.
You will need:
- A few old books (preferably thicker for stability);
- Decorative hooks (optional);
- Drill, drill and screwdriver (for fixing hooks);
- twine (twine).
Choose the necessary books - it is desirable that they fit into the interior of the kitchen in color and design. Be sure to clean them from dust and other large contaminants. And then, sort in the order in which they should stand.
Hooks on the books are optional and are designed for various kitchen small things (opener, corkscrews, potato peelers, etc.). If you decide to use them, then attach them to the books that will be placed on the sides of the future knife holder. To do this, mark the location of the screws, drill the holes in the right places and fasten the hooks with a screwdriver. Pay attention, use only short screws (or screws), otherwise there is a possibility of damaging the knives. By the way, from the end of the book make a small mark (with the help of a pen or marker) in the location of the screw, then you will know exactly where to stick a knife is not worth it.
Take the twine (twine or other thick thread) and tightly wrap the books, fixing them with a knot at the end. Check if the knives are between the pages. The ease of joining knives can be adjusted with the help of winding (just wrap the book less or more tightly).
All is ready! Set your original kitchen knife stand to the most prominent place, add knives and other small kitchen accessories (if made hooks for them).