Published on March 29th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Knife drawer with glue and wood!

Laura shows off her chops. I can’t imagine what all the knives are for. (A ninja? Heh.) I only use one to cut everything, from apples to zucchinis.

She says, “Ikea recently discontinued the little knife-holder plastic inserts for their Rationell drawer divider… just when I was redoing my kitchen and wanted to put all my sharp things away! Anyway, I tried to purchase a ready-made knife holder drawer (but it is really expensive to have it ship to Italy!)

I made my own and during the process I discovered that it was even easier than I had thought. I measured my longest knife blade for the length of the long slats, and steak knife blades for the length of the short slats. I began to hot-glue the slats on the Ikea rubber drawer liner to line them up and prepare them for screwing, from the other side…. but I discovered that the hot-glue fused fully with the rubber of the drawer liner and greated a very strong hold. So… all I did was just glue the little lengths of wood and spent a total of €5 in materials. Here’s how it looks without the knives.

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to Knife drawer with glue and wood!

  1. elle pee says:

    Hi, I’m the drawer maker, Laura! I actually get knives as gifts from my sister! BTW, the only tedious part was the planning – and the cutting if you don’t have a handy husband. Once I got everything together it took me less than an hour to glue everything in place. I drew everything out on a piece of paper, and kind of left the number of slots for knives up to how much space I had. I have since re-organized it (putting all the steak knives to one side) so I can fit even MORE knives! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA…YA!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Muy bueno

  3. Looks nice! seems like a lot of tedious work though…

    Well Done!

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