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Knife Blocks - A Simple Solution For Your Storage Needs
Knife blocks are great to add to any home, workshop or outdoor shed. There is nothing worse than trying to get a sharp blade for your favorite razor, only to have it stuck in a cross over or worse yet, under the cross or the nail. Blocking the blade will allow you to get to the blade easily without worry of scratching the surface. This simple device also protects your other tools by providing a safe place to store them out of harm's way. Here is a look at how to make a storage solution for your knives and how it can benefit you.
Knife blocks come in a variety of styles and sizes. You may choose to have a larger one on the wall for additional protection. Or, you may want a few smaller ones to place on the floor in front of your work or other room. The type that you choose will depend on the space available in your home, as well as the type and size of knives that you want to store.
The larger blocks usually offer a solid base with several slots that can hold several knives in a row. You simply hang the knife from the block and slide it through the slots. You will need an extended part of some plastic tubing that you can drill into, which fits between the knife and the block. This tubing has an expandable plug attached to it so that you can plug in the knife and block, thus creating a safe place for it to stay in while in the drawer.
You can also use other types of storage options for your knife blocks. Some people like to use a small wooden dowel that they place in the drawer. Others use a plastic plate with holes drilled in it. Another way to do it is by using a combination lock with a handle on the other end. Whichever method you choose, knife placement inside your drawers will be much easier to do.
If you like to keep your knife in a sheath or outside of the drawer, knife blocks can make storage easier. Instead of removing the blade from the drawer and placing it in the block, you simply put the blade in the block and move it around until you have a space that you like. If you are careful about when you take the blade out of the block, you can easily keep the blade from impacting any other surfaces. This also helps protect your expensive wood furniture.
One drawback of having a knife block in your drawers is that it isn't as accessible as a knife box would be. If you are like most, you hang your knife and other equipment in the drawers of your closet or chest. It is easy enough to get to the knife block if you need to use it. For those who use their knives frequently, however, knife blocks might not be the best way to store them. If your drawers are small, you may find that a block is too small to house your equipment, and it will take up valuable space.
Knife blocks are usually a great addition to a kitchen. You can store a number of different kinds of knives in a nice organized storage unit. It's also a great way to keep your kitchen clean and free of clutter. You'll find that even with all the different types of knives you have, there is probably one cutlery set that you haven't had the chance to display. By putting your cutlery in a block, you can easily bring it out to show off.
Knife blocks are a simple solution to an otherwise messy storage situation. Whether you choose to buy a pre-made block or make one on your own, you can find a useful storage option for all your cutlery items. You may even find that you want several of them, so they are easy to access when you need them.