|Comment: I ordered this knife block because I needed a large one to corral a whole bunch of kitchen knives until I can have a custom block made. The block is a little crowded and the organization of the various knife types leaves a little to be desired. It has taught me, though, exactly how the custom block needs to be made. Although built solidly, it has a fake wood finish that is the other motivation for having a custom block made. Just am not happy with what's available commercially. That said, great customer service from The Knife Merchant. The block arrived quickly, packaged very thoroughly, and in great shape.