One 2 minute DIY-project in my new Seattle apartment is my Ikea Fintorp Rail.
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Originally purchased as a pot rack, I realize that by using small Neodymium Magnets I could convert the metal rail into a secure storage spot for my favorite kitchen knives. Since I live in the urban-rental equivalent of a tiny house (see photos of my 280 sq foot setup here) every bit of space-saving trickery helps to free up counter space!
When I moved to Seattle, I brought almost nothing, but when I went home for my first break I mailed myself a few boxes of items I couldn’t live without. The box included: Neodymium Magnets (SUPER, super strong little magnets that can hold a significant amount of weight) and my Victorinox Chef’s Knife (incidentally, not a fun item to figure out how to pack!). I’m no chef, but I definitely have a chef/knife level affection for this knife that has been my go-to knife for years.
Turning my Fintorp rail into a knife rack involved only adding a neodymium magnet to the rail and attaching any of my knifes- even the chef’s knife! Normal magnets wouldn’t get the job done but now that these rare earth magnets are cheap and easy to purchase, this project is a cheap, two-minute way to save time space and store knives in a place they won’t fall over or poke while you are fumbling in a drawer.