Published on August 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap



Materials: REKTANGEL Vase and few packs of bamboo skewers

Description: Since there is too much room for my knives to play in a kitchen drawer, I created a place for it to standstill out in the open.

First, you need to get an IKEA vase of your choice matching the longest length of your knife….(Mine is called “REKTANGEL”. It is rectangular shape and heavy at the bottom.)

Secondly, you need some skewers on your way home / order it online in advance. Alternatively you can get some chopsticks for the same effect.

Third, go stick your knife in there.

The End

~ SoloC, United States

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16 Responses to REKTANGEL Knife Stand

  1. some type of cork material at the bottom also should work

  2. Anonymous says:

    it’s brilliant!
    I love these kind of tacomas, but they are always so expensive that I couldn’t afford them.

    About protecting the knife tips at the bottom (aside from making the skewers longer than your longest knife), what about a sheet of EVA foam? (it’s cheap and easy to get, plus it comes in many colors and widths)

  3. Anonymous says:

    goddamnit i hate that you put this up here – it’s perfectly brilliant and i’m incredibly envious!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Very Much Sharp Knif

  5. Mike Beatrice says:

    Brilliant in its simplicity.

  6. Kumquat says:

    I love it !

  7. Pauline says:

    can be used spaghetti instead of bamboo sticks :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if a chunk of something like Sugru might stop the knives touching the bottom, and keep the skewers in place? Might make cleaning a nightmare, though….

  9. Ryan says:

    Do the knives rest on the bottom of the vase or atop the bamboo skewers? If on the bottom of the vase I would consider something down there less likely to dull the tips. But a cool idea regardless.

  10. sambadoll says:

    Genius! This is a duh, why didn’t I think of that moment.

  11. Marianne says:

    I’ve seen this design made ;-)

  12. Cici says:

    I hate the look of a butchers block knife holder and this is perfect.

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