With your own hands

Creative tricks: alternative design of the standard magnetic holder for knives. Master Class


Many things that make life easier, look likeQuite boring from the design point of view. For example, a standard magnetic knife holder. We will tell you how to make an original analog of this object with your own hands. The magnetic holder for knives is an object that is certainly functional and convenient. Here are just some of its advantages: space saving, safety of placing sharp objects, the most necessary is always at hand. The standard magnetic holder looks like this (well, or almost so). If you look at this photo involuntarilyYawn, our master class you will definitely like. We show how to make a similar in functionality, but original in design kitchen accessory. And it will look like this.

You will need:

  • Wooden board (40 x 10 centimeters);
  • 54 round ceramic magnets with a diameter of 2.5 centimeters;
  • sandpaper;
  • roulette;
  • drill;
  • Trigger-clamps;
  • A drill with a drill bit (a Forstner drill) corresponding to the diameter of the magnets;
  • Reliable adhesive;
  • Mounting screws.

First, sand the surface of the board tothe state you need with sandpaper. If you prefer a rustic style, you can limit yourself to conditional sanding, that is, simply remove the burrs. Decide which side of the board will be the front. On the reverse side of the board, draw the markings along which you will drill the "nests" for the magnets. You can do this as follows: step back 2.5 centimeters from the edge of the board (mounting area) and draw a vertical line, and then another one at a distance of 2.5 centimeters. Place two magnets between these two lines so that the distance between them and the distance from them to the edges of the board are approximately equal. Circle the magnets. In the resulting circles, mark the centers (by eye) and draw from them to the end of the board two lines perpendicular to the side edge, but parallel to each other. On each of these lines mark eight points equidistant from each other (the distance between the points will turn out to be about 4 centimeters) - these will be the centers of the remaining magnetic "nests". Secure the board to the work surface withclamps and start drilling. It is best to use a Forstner drill for work, as it allows you to make clean holes with smooth edges, as well as control the drilling depth. In order for the magnetic holder to be reliable and safe, it is necessary to drill holes of the maximum permissible depth. In order not to spoil the product, it is better to practice on another board of the same thickness. After determining the ideal drilling depth, make a mark on the drill itself (with masking tape, for example). This will help you stop in time at every stage. After the most critical part of the workFinished and 18 straight and deep grooves appeared in your board, you need to use the drill once more. Use a regular drill to drill holes for fastening screws. Now you need to glue the magnets. To keep the knives firmly on the wooden surface of the product, it is necessary to fix several magnets in one "nest" (the more - the better). In our case, the depth of the notch was enough for three magnets. At the bottom of each notch, apply a layer of glue. Also do not forget to glue the magnets together. After the glue dries, you will only have to attach the product to the wall with screws. And now your original magnetic holder in the rustic style is ready! A beautiful decorative solution for the kitchen in the style of country, eco or Provence. ehow.com