Quickies: Trivets and Chair Tray

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Project by thiel posted 12-27-2017 08:12 PM 540 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a big pile of exotic scraps—and a single wide board of cherry—that was kicking around. Also, I was trying to avoid working on a large project that’s been dogging me for a while. Anyhow, here are some quickies. The trivets are finished with mineral oil and the chair tray is shellac.

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#1 posted 12-27-2017 11:24 PM

Does the chair tray just balance on the chairs arms? Looks like something I could use, just wonder how it would stay put. I like calling the cutting boards trivets, as many as I have made, and never thought to use them as such. Thanks for the idea.

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 04:24 AM

Yup, just rests on the arms.

The trivets are only about 7×7 inches… so not really big enough to consider as a cutting board. Literally made with scrap wood to see how it would come out. Not bad!

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#3 posted 12-28-2017 09:10 AM

These look great and trivets are always useful.

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#4 posted 12-28-2017 02:39 PM

These turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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