Weekend Kitchen Projects
Here are three ways to improve storage space in any kitchen.
You can whip through each project in an afternoon, using only
a tablesaw and a plunge router.
Countertop Knife Rack
Store up to nine knives in a handy rack that puts
Install a knife-blade shield under the counter
Fig. A: Knife Rack Layout
Fig. B: Knife Blade Shield
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Store knives within easy reach!
1. Mark the rack’s outline and the knife slot
2. Cut the knife slots with a plunge router.
3. Cut an opening in your countertop with a
4. Fasten a blade shield to the back of
Sink Cabinet Shelf
It’s easy to customize this catchall shelf to fit your
You can mount this shelf on a cabinet door
Note: If you have small
Keep cleaning supplies at your fingertips!
1. Cut two pairs of 3/4-in.-wide, 1/4-in.-deep
2. Slip the shelves into their dadoes. First drill
3. Fasten the rails to the front of the shelves
4. Clamp and screw the
Roll-Out Kitchen Trays
Trays on wheels put all the pots and pans in a
(Note: Source information may have changed since the original publication date.)
Woodcraft, woodcraft.com, 800-225-1153, Blum 230 Series 22" Drawer Slides, #01V10
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker February 2001, Issue #85.
Reach that stuff in the back!
1. Mark the dadoes on one wide hardwood
2. Cut dadoes 1/4-in. deep, then rip the wide
3. Glue the vertical supports
4. Build the plywood trays