Walnut & Oak Trivets with solid surface frame

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Project by Coble posted 12-09-2012 11:21 PM 2734 views 17 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen a few of you guys make these. I love the look of them and decided to make a few for Christmas. I used walnut and oak, and for the frame one inch strips of soild surface. Im very happy how they turned out. I hope ya like them too. I did mess up on the one in the back, I forgot to add a spacer when i was routing. But it still looks to good to scrap.

For whoever see’s this, I wanted to ask ya whats the best finish to put on the wood, that will withstand a little heat.

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 11:30 PM

Wow those are very cool

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 11:45 PM

nice, maybe an oil finish?

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 11:53 PM

Great looking pieces

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 12:29 AM

Wow! I am amazed at the combination of materials! Very well done!

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 01:45 AM

Oil based finishes are the most heat resistant.

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#6 posted 12-10-2012 01:45 AM

Very handsome trivets !

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#7 posted 12-10-2012 05:03 AM

What sort of solid surface is it and was it something you had laying around or did you get it just for this project? I really like the look of it but not sure where to source that type of material. Does it machine with regular wood tools?

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 07:52 AM

very nice design . I love the shape and colors.

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#9 posted 12-10-2012 04:34 PM

They look great! May have to try and make one.

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#10 posted 12-10-2012 04:36 PM

What a great job, love the frames with the wood. You’ll be making more LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 12-10-2012 05:46 PM

I always use an oil finish on my trivets. They look great.

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#12 posted 12-10-2012 10:29 PM

Way cool.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 01:57 AM

Thanks for the kind words and info guys. @ Vrtigo, I install solid surface so im able to buy it or get small scraps pretty easily. If there is a countertop fabricator anywhere around you that does soild surface, you can prob go to there office or shop and ask if they have any scraps you can take or buy. You can also go to and im sure you can buy material, glue, etc. from there. There are several types, this particular material is LG Hi-Macs. And basic wood working tools is all you need, you are more than welcome to message me if you have any questions.

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#14 posted 12-11-2012 03:03 AM

Very interesting, I will have to find somewhere locally to get some of that. I take it that it is heat resistant? I have corian countertops and they told me when installing them that I can’t put anything hot on it. I know granite does not care about heat but I assumed all solid surface stuff was not heat resistant.

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#15 posted 12-11-2012 06:15 AM

Beautifully done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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