|Project by freestateworker||posted 12-02-2015 06:50 PM||1479 views||21 times favorited||13 comments|
This is another project for sale at our church Bazaar. As with my box, these were intended to be made inexpensively out of reclaimed materials. The trivets are based on an idea my wife and I saw at a market. In that case the twigs were not sealed, so it was more of an art piece.
It is just a whole bunch of slices of twigs and small branches found in the yard and neighborhood park glued on end to a piece of plywood. It is a mixture of all the woods I could find around so there is hickory, sycamore, ash, black walnut, locust, oak, pine, some type of cedar, tulip poplar and a few of unknown type. It is then framed out with whatever scraps I had around—oak, sycamore, birch, pine, etc. The twigs are then sealed in with a bar top epoxy coating. A couple of coats of varnish makes sure the whole thing looks good.
The mix of grains and the slight amber hue from the finish makes them look far better than the quality of materials would suggest. Here’s hoping they sell well.
Thanks for looking and thanks for the inspiration I’ve drawn from all the fabulous projects on LJ.