So my wife and I came across some painted kitchen knives that we liked a lot, but didn’t really have a good way to store and/or display them when not in use. So I came up with this:
I used PG Cherry Hardwood, PG acrylic, and PG Cherry Plywood (for the base). Not glue involved anywhere, though I might end up gluing the little acrylic dividers since they sometimes want to come out when a knife is removed.
Here’s a pic showing the engraving detail on the columns (all of the artwork is Creative Commons CC0 from pixabay.com). The conchos (the metal bits on the columns) are from Tandy Leather. I had to use an extension post to connect the front of the concho to the back, and the only place I found them was at Hobby Lobby in the scrapbooking section (who knew?):
From the side where you can see the layers of wood and acrylic:
Lastly, here it is performing its duty:
I have to say that putting it together was very satisfying, a bit like putting together Legos. All in all I’m pretty happy with it.