DIY a Knife Block (Daiso Hack)
There are Ikea hacks, but is there such a thing as a Daiso hack ? I was shopping for a knife block , all the while being “frugal-minded” (aka cheap). I didn’t like the solid wooden blocks because I have a fear of insects crawling into the slots and ended up being stabbed and their bodies stuck inside. Like yew.
While at Daiso, I found out the mini wooden deckings were all of the same width. If I buy 2 packs of rectangular decking plus a square one, I can put them together into a block ( fig. 1 ). Plus it only cost me 180 baht, that’s like 6 US$.
The How-to :
Note : You should definitely paint the deckings first before assembling. It was quite difficult painting the insides of the block once it is already in a box shape.
( Fig 3 ) : Glue the rectangular pieces together.
( Fig 2 ) : Then reinforce with nails.
( Fig 4 ) : Nail the top onto the base.
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Thats amazing! Where did u bought the mini wooden deckings? I really want to make this!
Thanks! I got them at Daiso, a 100 yen store (though in Bangkok, they r sold for 200 yen !)
hey 🙂 found your idea really nice !
But I am trying to get wooden deckings and I am not able to find them anywhere, As Daiso shop is not present in Texas. Would you please suggest any other way to create this ?
Thank you 🙂
Thanks Mansi 🙂 maybe you can build it from scratch ? You can modify mini crate box plans (like this one : http://www.beingbrook.com/2012/05/diy-mini-crate-building-tutorial.html ). The dimensions for the rectangular piece is 9.5″ x 5.5″. The square on top is 5.5″x5.5″
Hope that helps 🙂