Walnut & Oak Trivets with solid surface frame

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Project by Coble posted 631 days ago 2163 views 16 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 631 days ago

Wow those are very cool

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 631 days ago

nice, maybe an oil finish?

-- Joel

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#3 posted 631 days ago

Great looking pieces

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 631 days ago

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

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 630 days ago

Oil based finishes are the most heat resistant.

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#6 posted 630 days ago

Very handsome trivets !

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#7 posted 630 days ago

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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Jeffery Mullen

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#8 posted 630 days ago

very nice design . I love the shape and colors.

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#9 posted 630 days ago

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

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#10 posted 630 days ago

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 630 days ago

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

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#12 posted 630 days ago

Way cool.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#13 posted 629 days ago

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 629 days ago

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 629 days ago

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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