Some of my most challenging organizational struggles occur in my kitchen, one of the most used areas of my home. I’m constantly rearranging items to find a way for all my gadgets and utensils to fit into the small space that I have. My knife block is full, so I was storing some of my largest knives in a drawer. I decided to free up some much needed drawer space and hang my knives on a magnetic board.
Step 1: Use a router bit and router to drill holes that are slightly larger than the magnets into the back side of the Bistro Signboard. I used a router and then a power drill to clean up the drilled holes. Note: I liked the set depth and control of a router for this step, but a Forstner bit and power drill can also be used, along with a guide for controlling the hole depth.
Step 2: Use super glue to secure the magnets into the drilled holes. Let dry overnight. Note: I used Super Magnets, so one magnet in each hole was strong enough to hold my knives. There is space for two magnets in each hole if needed.
Step 3: Use the Creative Versa-Tool to wood burn an initial (or monogram) onto the bottom of the board.
Step 4: Use a rag to apply food-grade mineral oil to the board to prevent drying and cracking, and to help protect the wood from knife marks.
Step 5 (Optional): String a piece of waxed cotton cord through the hole in the handle of the board and tie into a knot. Trim the ends of the cord. Note: This board can also be hung from the pre-drilled hole in the handle.
An easy to personalize magnetic knife board like this would make a great gift! Give alone or make up a small gift bundle with a set of knives and a knife sharpener. Pick up a couple of Bistro Sign Boards from the Walnut Hollow Store and take advantage of the free shipping promo code!
Dana Tatar I’m currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything; including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.