For those of you looking for wall-mounted knife storage that isn't a magnetic knife rack, consider this: a leather knife rack! Not only is it gorgeous to look at, but it's also totally DIY-able. Here's what we learned about it:
Alexa Hotz of Remodelista recently made this leather knife rack for her kitchen after falling in love with a photo she found online. It wasn't too difficult, either: she basically just wrapped a nice piece of leather around a strip of wood and secured the ends and loops with pushpins. The loops can be tailored to the size of your knives, which makes the rack totally customizable.
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You may be wondering: wouldn't a sharp knife cut through the leather as you slide it in and out? Alexa says it depends on the thickness of the leather you're using, but that she hasn't found it to be a problem. As she wrote in the Comments section of her tutorial, she used "thin, papery leather and it's holding up really well," although she notes you could upgrade to saddle leather and thicker nails if you were really concerned about it.
Will you give this project a try?