Kitchen knife block

I haven’t posted for a while, so now it’s time to get back in business.

Recently I’ve bought a set 15 knifes and I was thinking that a nice knife block would be just perfect to put  them in the spotlight.

As you could guess already, the today’s topic is about building a wooden knife block using hard wood. I’ve no experience in building stuff from hardwood, but everything has a start, so I’ve decided to give it a try.

I had available a couple of beech lumber so this is what I’ve used.

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After cutting the pieces to the aproximate length I’ve used the table saw to make the groved. It’s crucial to measure the height of each knife in order to get the right depth of the grooves. (as you can see on the right I have a large knife compared to the rest). On the left, I’ll place a knife sharpener so it’s enought to make a hole.


The groove on the right has to hold a quite large knife and the height of the wood is not enough, so I’ve glued a different piece. After a bit of sanding I’ll get to the picture on the right.


Repeating the same procedure I’ve added a second layer to hold 5 more knifes.

Afer I’ve glued toegehter this two layers  I’ve used the router table to round down the edges.

For the bottom piece I’ve used a smaller piece of wood, this part will hold just three items: two knifes and one scissor.

To finish I’ve applied three coat of wax.

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