Beech wood trivets

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Project by LesB posted 12-18-2017 07:15 PM 440 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple project I have been making for years. It has been overwhelmingly popular with all of my family and friends. People I give one to all want a second one. My wife started requested the smaller one this year, 6 1/2” by 6 1/2’. The larger one is 9 1/2” by 14”.

These are made of Beech wood, maple or other hard wood would work, preferably non-porous. Using 3/4” stock (you could use thinner stock) I cut the lap joint dados in the boards before I rip them into individual pieces. I use the old standard jig for table saw finger joint cutting to cut the 1/2” dados spaced 1/2” apart in the cross pieces . Glue with regular wood workers glue and finished with processed Walnut oil or mineral oil (unscented baby oil is the same).
In the past I have also made trays to hold the trivet so it could be used for slicing bread. That way the crumbs drop into the tray. The trays do double duty as serving trays. I don’t have a picture of a tray but the sides of the tray need to be shorter than the trivet to avoid knife marks on them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-18-2017 07:21 PM

Nice one Les.
Thanks for the idea, I think I will pop some out.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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