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My Lego Knife Organizer

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Knives in a drawer, held upright with Lego

For the last few months, I’ve wanted to organize my knives. I’ve been told those magnetic strips scare people and dissuade them from buying your home. In-drawer knife trays are either the wrong size or the wrong price. I didn’t want a knife block on my counter-top. Everything seems to suit “knife sets” and not my mismatched collection from four different sets.

Until today, I had my knives in a deadly mĂȘlĂ©e in a drawer. This brings me to the moment today when I decided to just build it – with Lego.

When I was younger, I was so consumed with Lego that I believed adults talking about a “two by four” were talking about the Lego block of that size. It’s strange that my formerly Lego-obsessed self did not think to make something myself – until I did.

Sometimes, you just have to build it.