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He Picked Up Pieces Of Driftwood And Transformed Them Into A Kitchen Staple

OCTOBER 16, 2015  —  By Jessica Catcher  
Jessica Catcher

Jessica Catcher

Jessica is a writer who lives in Queens, NY. She spends most of her time listening to One Direction, watching TV, and hanging out with her one-eyed cat, Rigby.

Decorating your home can cause you to burn through a lot of cash real quick. And those expensive items often end up breaking in no time flat. So when this guy's store-bought knife block broke, he decided to build one for himself.

A buddy who works as a tugboat operator off the coast of Point Bonita, California, gave him a few pieces of plain driftwood that he knew would be perfect for the job. Soon, they were transformed into a gorgeous kitchen accessory that you'll want for yourself.

He also used a 3" by 4" block of walnut wood to help reinforce it.

First, he prepped the driftwood by flattening one side with a table saw.

Next, he glued the driftwood to the walnut block.

After that, all he had to do was clamp them overnight to ensure that everything would stay together.

Once they were secure, he evened out the back with his CNC router.

Then he used his table saw to add 15 slots for the knives.

The whole thing went back in the clamps for another night after the slits were made.

He also added another piece of driftwood because, as he says, "it looked wrong without it."

Then it was time to stain and gloss the whole thing with unwaxed shellac.

Here's the beautiful result!

It looks like something you would spend a ton of money on at the store.

(via Instructables)

But instead, he gets to brag about how he made it from scratch! I wouldn't be surprised if some of his friends asked him to make a few more for them, too. He might as well capitalize on this idea.