Barrel Stave Wine Cork Trivet

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 03-27-2009 02:12 AM 7706 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Barrel Stave Trivet – I have sold these for $20
This trivet is crafted from recycled Napa and Sonoma County wine barrels. The trivet measures 7 1/2×7 1/2 in. Large models are available upon request. The trivet comes either with wine corks inserted or empty so that you can glue in those special corks you have been saving or will open in the future. Use the trivet for hot dishes on the table or just for a show piece. The trivet frame has a minimum of three coats of polyurethane gloss finish. Satin finish or unfinished models are available.

What is fun is to save the corks from a trip or a friend’s visit. Glue them into an empty trivet frame. Save it as a momento or give it to your visitor as a gift and momento of their trip.

The last two pictures show the empty trivet frames I made for Rebecca here at lumberjocks. They are a little bigger than normal. The smaller frames have inside dimensions of 7.5×7.5 in. The larger frame is 9×12.5 in.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 08:03 AM

Good idea. I have several wine corks that I’ve been saving and waiting for something to make with them. Mind if i use your idea? I promise not to market it. ; )

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 09:27 AM

I have seen wine cork trivets and bulletin boards before, but when I figured out how to use the wine barrel staves for the frame, it really brought the project together. The staves are cut with a bevel to form so that they make the curve of the barrel when put together. They are also curved when the are formed into the barrel with the metal hoops. The trick is to cut them so that they are flat on one side and to miter them into a frame. It can take some work. If anyone has suggestions on an easy way to cut them, please let me know.

Have fun and I hope you have some good corks to display.


-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#3 posted 07-22-2009 04:44 AM

I love this idea!

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 10:10 PM

Nice job! Looks great!

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