Wood Thumb

Magnetic Knife Rack

A chef’s kitchen staple, the magnetic knife rack lets you keep your favorite knives close at hand. Plus, making your own is deceptively rewarding.

Roll up your sleeves and pick out a piece of high-quality walnut. We’ll use a number of power tools to cut it to size, finish the edges and drill shallow holes to hold a handful of powerful rare-earth magnets.

You’ll wrap up the workshop by cracking open a beer and making some new woodworking friends. Your knives will thank you later.