Knife Bar Mount

All the vertical surfaces in my kitchen are custom cabinets, rough stone, or appliances – nowhere to mount magnetic knife bars. Conveniently, the refrigerator surround is exactly 23 7/8″ deep – the same as a piece of “two-foot” plywood.

Custom cabinetry surrounding a stainless steel refrigerator.

I built a simple wooden mount that sits on a counter and leans against the refrigerator surround.

Knives and a pair of scissors on magnetic knife bars attached to a wooden mount.

Supplies

Steps

  1. Cut the poplar board to 23 7/8″ (actual width of the plywood)
  2. Sand both pieces of wood with 150-grit and 220-grid sandpaper. Remove dust with a wet cloth and let dry.
  3. Apply a coat of stain to each side of both pieces of wood.
  4. Apply three coats of polyurethane to each side of both pieces of wood. Between coats, sand with 220-grit sandpaper and remove dust with a wet cloth.
  5. Drill holes for the corner braces.
  6. Attach corner braces with 1/2″ screws (the included screws are too long).
  7. Attach knife bars with 1/2″ screws (the included screws are too long).
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