Eklc, haha on the hot pad set! Wally-world special.
Glad you all like it, it certainly wasn't complicated, or expensive, but it sure works for me. I like having the knives easy to get to, without taking up any counter space. Plus I can put some really large knives in there too. The holder isn't even an inch thick, so it doesn't get in the way of the pans I use.
I figure if I didn't like it after a while, it only cost me my time, and that was only about an hour. Oh, and a little bit of craft paint, and clear sealer.