The Mess Hall

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03 Jan

Magic World of Magnets

Posted in General on 03.01.13 by Octopi

In the course of my little kitchen revolution, here and here, I added a handy little feature to free up a bit more counter space: a magnetic strip on the wall for cutlery.

I found a 2 foot long metal strip in the lumber section of Home Depot for $1.50. I believe its original purpose is to provide bracing/fastening to wood beams/pieces for decking, etc. I painted it the same color as the wall and slapped some super-strong ceramic magnetics on it. Voila!

Next time I will put some kind of metal paint primer before the main paint job because I think it will have a tendency for the paint to get scratched as is.

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