Knife Block Plans

Duration: 12:52

George Vondriska demonstrates the simple woodworking techniques you’ll need to build your very own knife block that you can use in the kitchen. He gives you the proper measurements and teaches you how to make the cuts for each individual knife slot.

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  1. John Mitch
    John Mitch

    Great video – thanks for sharing. One question, and I hope I didn’t miss the answer when watching the video: Why are the spacers made a shorter length than the sides of the knife block?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi John. To allow for air movement underneath the knife block so that moisture can evaporate and not create mold.
      Thanks
      Paul-Woodworkers Guild of America

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  2. Pat McGuire
    Pat McGuire

    Nice block but rather tippy if trying to pull one knife out. The base needs to have some added pieces to help keep it upright, especially when trying to extract a single item with one hand. Also, it is a lot safer to make it longer initially and then to cut the bottom off and make it more ergonomically comfortable. Other than this, a great film. Thanks

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    • Pat McGuire
      Pat McGuire

      Nice block but rather tippy if trying to pull one knife out. The base needs to have some added pieces to help keep it upright, especially when trying to extract a single item with one hand. Also, it is a lot safer to make it longer initially and then to cut the bottom off at an angle and thereby make it more ergonomically comfortable. Other than this, a great film. Thanks

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  3. Marion Smith
    Marion Smith

    Why not just route the space for the knives. I realize there would be no contrasting color. I would make the stand at an angle and provide a bit more support on the bottom.

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  4. Scott Voth
    Scott Voth

    I just made a knife block but used a different approach. Instead of using the spacers I cut the slots directly into the boards using a router table. I also beveled the edges with the router table. Instead of having a vertical block I cut a 45 degree wedge out of the bottom of the block. The cut off can be glued further up on the bottom of the block to act as a stand. I chose to have the stand inset from the edge on each side so I cut 45 degree triangles using my miter saw and glued them together. I used contrasting colored hard woods for this ( a great place to use those project cutoffs you saved). I cleaned the resulting triangle block up on a disc sander and then glued it to the knife block.

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