Oak & Leather Knife Rack
Designing a countertop knife rack has proven to be a study of balance. Because it’s freestanding, it needs enough weight to keep the rack planted when knives are removed. I settled on a weight and magnet strength that requires just a simple twist of the knife to take off.
This rack is handcrafted from a solid block of oak, and clad in supple pebble-textured upholstery leather on three sides. Rows of small rare earth magnets beneath the leather ensure a solid hold no matter where knives are placed. Two satin finish brass legs keep the slab tilted at 15 degrees.
Depending on the width of each, this rack can typically hold 4-5 knives, and it is tall enough for knives up to 250mm (10”). In addition to the 150mm (6”) front face, both 40mm (1.5”) sides can be used for smaller knives.
I am happy to craft a rack in the wood of your choice. Feel free to email me regarding custom creations!