We spotted this great DIY universal knife block over at Craftzine. If you have a mismatched collection of kitchen knives in need of some organization, this might just be the project for you!
Very similar to (and inspired by) the somewhat pricey Martin Robitsch Schaschlik, this knife block tutorial was created by Joby Elliot. Visit his site for instructions and photos detailing the block building process. 3000+ bamboo skewers are the finishing touch. Try looking at an Asian market for a deal on those. The finished project should only set you back about $30.
(Image: Joby Elliot)