Shiela Off, CMKBDTransitional Kitchen, Seattle

Pull out knife block makes use of a small space while keep essential cooking tools close at hand. ~

Brian DalBalcon Photography

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lizlil7712 wrote:May 4, 2014
  • lucylu0210
    This is a fabulous idea and I love the look! To the people with all of the childproof comments.... please just SHUT up. Nobody is asking you to put this in your own kitchen.
  • surfergurl31
    what grade are YOU in, miss lucylu? Most grown-ups don't say "shut up", & they actually consider children, nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends & pets in their everyday lives. Even the elderly need to be considered when it comes to design & safety. nobody is asking you to approve their comments, so please be considerate. "Form follows function", especially in a kitchen. It's not a museum, it's a home.
janetpiorek wrote:Dec 7, 2014
  • Matt
    Or a clear plexi (removable, for cleaning) cover for the exposed blade hang area.
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    All about KItchens & more!

    Very good idea ...mateo. A taller block, that encloses all of the knife blades, could be used. It would cost more, but safety is top priority.

Happy Pezunitas wrote:Sep 19, 2014
  • Dawn Tuskey
    Disciplining children? I haven't any idea what you are talking about. My comment was directly referencing this brilliant design solution. When I mentioned lock, it was just a simple analogy. In other words, some sort of "open & close" mechanism not near this great knife storage solution. Grown children, small children & the elderly (i.e., Alzheimer's) - a special locking mechanism as simple or complicated as one wants would help this design solution fit into more homes with different lifestyles. That's all - nothing more.
  • mmiargm2
    first off, when a child wants something and they are determined to get it, some kids will do anything to get what they want. nothing replaces keeping a close eye and ear on your child.... i wouldn't want to rely on my memory to lock a cupboard! That said, I wouldn't recommend putting things like knives in a lower cupboard where it's visible to children. the people who did this don't have small children. however, does this mean they never have company with small children?! it is definitely something to consider if you have children at your house ever... this knife storage idea could be used in a counter top height cupboard. in my humble opinion it's a good idea, wrong location. :-)
therealtomrose wrote:Sep 14, 2014
  • dreamcatcherdb
    Yeah this would be a bad idea FOR TERRIBLE PARENTS who don't watch their kids and don't have the sense to teach their kids not to play with knives. Otherwise this seems like a great idea.
  • j3084
    Unless the kids are 2. Like mine, the more u tell her no, the more curious. That doesn't make someone a bad parent. I though this was great though my first thought was my 2 year old
Amir Hermelin wrote:Aug 9, 2014
  • dreamcatcherdb
    Another cheap and easy way to child-proof this would be to teach your kids not to play with knives. Contrary to the popular mindset, most kids can actually be taught right from wrong by sitting them down and talking to them. It could take more time than installing a lockset but the end results look better.
  • j3084
    Bc talking to a 2 or 3 year old is soooooo easily done. Geeez, don't try to bash anyone's parenting skills here, especially if it's just over a question on how to PROTECT them, that is actually good parenting, obviously you've never had a toddler
tielurr wrote:Mar 8, 2015
  • Bruno Villeneuve
    That could be a simple knob that you'd need to pull towards you and turn counterclockwise 180degrees or something like that.
  • caviel
    Other wise it's an inventive idea
fishon wrote:Dec 7, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

    Hello--

    The width of this cabinet is 6", and the knife block itself is approximately 4" wide. There is no filler used in this application.


  • breanna5568
    Thanks so much! I guess I was assuming that the cabinet front was referred to as a filler because it's narrow. Thanks again!
Monica Joshi wrote:Sep 28, 2014
SRL wrote:Oct 23, 2015
  • SRL

    Is Crystal the designer? Any chance, I can connect with her?

  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

    Crystal is a custom cabinet manufacturer.

Sherry Champagne wrote:Sep 14, 2014
  • Sherry Champagne
    would you please explain where my saved photos are so I can design a room and see what I need from yall
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello Sherry--

    When you are logged into your houzz account, you can contact houzz customer service--I am not a tech support person for houzz. Here at Signature Design & Cabinetry we design kitchens and baths...and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the knife block cabinet photo you posted your question on. I personally do not know how to retrieve photos you have saved while browsing the photos on houzz.
kakswr wrote:Jun 8, 2014
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    Lifestyles Cabinetry
    Is it possible to purchase this knife pullout, if so from where, I am in Canada - my email is lifestylescabinetry@yahoo.ca
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    If you are able to find a Crystal Cabinets dealer in your area, you can contact them and inquire about purchasing this cabinet. The knife block is an accessory available only installed into this cabinet--not by itself.
spidermanadam wrote:May 23, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the knobs and pulls used in this kitchen are from Du Verre Hardware.
  • spidermanadam
    Thanks guys! That's great, they will look fabulous in my new kitchen!
missjjrene wrote:May 29, 2016
  • felizlady
    Are there any children or grandchildren in the home?
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

    This knife pull out was made by our custom cabinet company
    “Crystal Cabinets”. Unfortunately, it is not sold separately.

    Thank you,

constance Mpuya wrote:Apr 6, 2016
gailh22 wrote:Dec 20, 2015
Mary Brown wrote:Jan 12, 2015
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello--

    This cabinet is opened by pulling on the knob you see in the photo--there is not a push button of any kind. For extensive discussions on this see all the other posted comments. We have provided a link for folks wishing to use a child safety lock in the previous comments.
  • April
    This is a really cool idea, but it isn't very practical for children even with a lock. I would be paranoid about closing it the second after I grab a knife. This makes me nervous for other people to have in their home. If the blades were enclosed rather than open to the side I would feel slightly better, but it is still too low for children to grab. I know my baby niece would be trying to get into that the second she discovered it was there. It is almost too low for most adults to grab without bending as well.
Dolores Fowler wrote:Dec 3, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello--

    There were no 'hanging canisters' used in this project. If you have any questions related to the this project I would be happy to answer them.
  • valeriemann
    Good job, SD&C LLC. Cool knife block (I want one) and gorgeous finish on cabinets. Thank goodness white isn't the only color in the world for new kitchen projects. As for your patience in answering bogus, completely unrelated questions in the last months, you deserve a medal.
Murice Archite wrote:Dec 3, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello Murice--

    I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you seeking employment as a kitchen designer? Unfortunately, as of this time we are not looking to add any additional designers to our staff.
  • Murice Archite
    You understood exactly. Anyway, thanks for your answer but, any time you need a designer, please mail me. Even i am ready work for you as remote person. If you like, i am ready do design just 100$ per design. For remote design just i need a plan of kitchen, i will take you 3d modeling plus auto cad measurement.
    I appreciate for your time
    Murice
BuildingAhomeSoon wrote:Sep 14, 2014
  • PRO
    Falk Designs, LLC
    Of course. Look for design professionals in your area, or you can work remotely on a consulting basis with someone like me. Most planning these days is digital anyway. Be sensitive to the topographical layout of your lot, and to the light patterns also.
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you. If you need help designing your future home, you should choose a designer in your local area who can meet with you in person to design a space personalized to your style and taste.
Thapelo Vilane wrote:Sep 11, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry, however, there were no built-in wardrobes with sliding doors in this project.
  • dawnmarieodya
    great idea even for existing kitchen cabnet
fa1th1 wrote:Aug 6, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your comment. As we have addressed earlier, this family has grown children and the location of the knife block is not an issue for them. As was mentioned in earlier posts, there are child safety locks on the market that could easily work for this cabinet. For a link to one possible lock that could be used please see the previous comments.
  • 4014
    i think as long as you have a lock on the inside it would be just fine.
amoula1 wrote:May 25, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello--

    Thank you for your inquiry, but I do not speak the language your question was written in. Can you translate this to English? If so, I will try to answer your question.
  • Susan weaver
    Please child proof
Jennifer Alonso wrote:Jul 17, 2016
Blazy De Leon wrote:Jul 15, 2016
Chamaine Silva wrote:Jul 1, 2016
Efren Munoz wrote:Jun 5, 2016
afneu wrote:Apr 29, 2016
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

    You can go on the Crystal Cabinets' website to find a dealer nearest. Also, you are not able to buy the knife insert separate, because it's built in to the cabinet.


sweethappyicetea wrote:Apr 27, 2016
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

    Sorry, you are not able to buy through a retail store. Crystal Cabinets, custom makes the cabinet with the storage for the knife block.

Mary Gholston-Johnson wrote:Mar 28, 2016
meanne95307 wrote:Nov 29, 2015
Angela cbt wrote:May 5, 2015
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC

    If you are able to find a Crystal Cabinets dealer in your area, you can
    contact them and inquire about purchasing this cabinet. The knife block
    is an accessory available only installed into this cabinet--not by
    itself.


Kirby Groves wrote:Jan 3, 2015
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    If you are able to find a Crystal Cabinets dealer in your area, you can contact them and inquire about purchasing this cabinet. The knife block is an accessory available only installed into this cabinet--not by itself.
katkrafve wrote:Dec 30, 2014
poocheeone wrote:Dec 12, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    If you are able to find a Crystal Cabinets dealer in your area, you can contact them and inquire about purchasing this cabinet. The knife block is an accessory available only installed into this cabinet--not by itself.
mmiargm2 wrote:Nov 27, 2014
Pamela Fink wrote:Oct 25, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Your best bet would be to contact the shop that built your cabinets and ask them what they suggest to keep your vanities looking good.
bellabymoi wrote:Sep 27, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
bellabymoi wrote:Sep 27, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
kchuah wrote:Sep 14, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
Caroline Hall wrote:Sep 14, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
Ron Skekel wrote:Sep 14, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.
nzbz7n wrote:Sep 13, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Thank you for your inquiry. If you have a question related to the cabinetry used in this project please let us know and we will try to assist you.
ldomelle wrote:Sep 13, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    I'm sorry, but this project photo is for a kitchen project. If you have a question related to this photo, please let us know and we would be happy to assist you if we can.
Myohtut Mon wrote:Sep 12, 2014
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    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    I'm sorry, but this project did not include a book rack, and I do not have any photos to share of book racks. Perhaps if you go a general search on Houzz for book racks you will find photos that will be useful.
Chaya Suri Friedman wrote:Sep 4, 2014
VOSS CONSTRUCTION INC wrote:Jun 2, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello--

    Thank you for your inquiry. These cabinets are from Crystal Cabinets, and they have named this paint color 'Mushroom'.
danely12 wrote:Jun 2, 2014
  • PRO
    Signature Design & Cabinetry LLC
    Hello-- Thank you for your inquiry. The knife block comes built into this pull-out cabinet, and we purchased this from Crystal Cabinets.
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