Monday, May 9, 2011

How to be a Knife Ninja

Until now, all our knives were kept in a sliding drawer...the "Danger Drawer" as the mister referred to it. Yes, it was definitely a hazard sifting around there for the perfect tool, but I love knives and have, uh, a few.

We decided we need a knife rack but after a bit of internet surfing we realized that no one manufactures a double sided, magnetic knife rack. They are all magnetic on one side and meant to be mounted to a wood surface. Our only surface was an open fridge side, as we don't have any cupboards.


Then we realized that with a little elbow grease we could mount two to each other and create the ultimate MAGNETIC Magnetic Knife Rack.

We found a simple and inexpensive version from IKEA and purchased two. {I do love IKEA, click here if you want one too.}
It comes with a heavy duty magnetic casing and a strip that is to be mounted to a wall (the one with holes). Once the strip is mounted you can just place the magnetic casing over it. Instead of screwing the mounts to a wall, we screwed them together. (Right)
Then, we dropped the magnetic casing on each side. *Beware if you value your fingers at all, because those puppies SNAP shut and I nearly lost a fingernail, holy molars!
Then, boom, you're ready to magnify to the fridge and display all your pretty sharpies!

-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM


  1. Your cleverness knows no bounds! :)

  2. practical, low-budget, and pretty. bye-bye danger drawer! the colors rock.

  3. can i borrow your brain sometime?

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  5. I came across this trying to find info on a knife rack that I can use on the side of my refrigerator. I was hoping you may be able to tell me how this has worked out for you? I've never used anything from Ikea (or even been into one of the stores), so following your method from just the pictures is a little confusing. You can send me an email at sp4m4ddy-at-hotmail-dot-com.

  6. I know it's been a long time since you posted this, but just had to say that this was exactly the type of thing I was looking for when I came across your instructions. I just put this together; it took less than a minute and works perfectly on the side of my fridge. This was pure genius, thanks for the exact solution I was looking for.