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Handy Magnet Strip

Introduction

Mount a magnetic knife holder, available at kitchen-supply stores, along the bottom of the bulletin board to keep important items -- keys (though not if they contain a computer chip), scissors, even an emergency flashlight -- within reach. Secure the strip with accompanying hardware to the frame of the bulletin board, then stick metal necessities to it.

 

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Mount a magnetic knife holder, available at kitchen-supply stores, along the bottom of the bulletin board to keep important items -- keys (though not if they contain a computer chip), scissors, even an emergency flashlight -- within reach.

  2. Step 2

    Secure the strip with accompanying hardware to the frame of the bulletin board, then stick metal necessities to it.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2003

Reviews (9)

  • mllinton 3 May, 2010

    Carmen, I just found kitchenworksinc.com. Maybe you should try it again and search for kitchen works.

  • eppsplace 3 May, 2010

    Carmen5522,its called a "magnabar" .You can find it under knife holders,but less expensive ones can be found at your local Lowes ,Target or Home Depot store

  • hwgang 3 May, 2010

    ikea has strong, stainless, inexpensive strips in their kitchen section.

  • Carmen5522 3 May, 2010

    shelfish, there is no such thing at kitchenworksinc.com. I just did a search for knife magnet strip and nothing similar comes up.

  • shelfish 3 May, 2010

    to find knife magnet strips, go to www.kitchenworksinc.com, type in knife magnet strip

  • leslie58 8 May, 2009

    The directions do say not to use for keys with a computer chip.......otherwise, this is a great idea.....

  • lovemyGSD 5 May, 2009

    Where do I buy the strips? I have not been able to find them.

  • NatureGeek24 5 May, 2009

    Wouldn't a magnet that strong damage the computer chips in most car keys?

  • 60sGidget 5 May, 2009

    The magnetic strips are much less at Harbor Freight or a similar store. As much as $4-5 difference.