|Project by RichGreer2r||posted 05-14-2016 08:27 PM||424 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
The ladies of the church asked me to make some trivets. They suggested a size (9×14) but made no suggestions regarding design. I decided to make 6 different designs. They are all simple designs. I’d never made a trivet before so I was anxious to learn some new things.
The first is a solid piece of walnut. It is clean, simple and light weight.
The second is walnut and yellowheart with 48 lap joints. It’s the heaviest.
The third is maple dowels and hickory end pieces. A 1/4” dowel goes through the bottom and into the 5/8” maple dowel to make certain the glue holds.
The 4th is hickory strips and walnut end pieces
5 & 6 are both made from some hickory that was left over from a flooring project.
For the first time ever I used a spray finish (polyurethane). It made finishing a whole lot easier.
I’m told the ladies like them very much. I did these for free, but I expect several orders from the ladies for their own homes. I’m told that the walnut oval one is the favorite. It was also the easiest to make.
-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA