Pair of Trivets

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Project by harriw posted 616 days ago 1473 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple pair of trivets – made out of some scrap oak and walnut for my wife for Christmas. We’re always using old dingy pot holders to set hot things on the table, and I thought she might like these instead. She likes walnut, and the table is a solid oak barn table (shown in one of the pictures), which made the wood selection easy. Might make a few from cherry too to leave on the counters under the cherry cabinets.

Oak lattice is made with half-lap joints, cut all together with a dado blade. Once trimmed to size, they sit in a rabbet inside the walnut frame.

Sanded to 320-grit and finished with mineral oil. Thanks for looking!

-- Bill - Western NY

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#1 posted 616 days ago

These are awesome. I have been meaning to make some of my own for a few years now.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 616 days ago

VERY nice and they look good on that table.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 616 days ago

Very nice looking. Great job.

-- 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 616 days ago

Very cool trivet,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 615 days ago

Nice. Gives some ideas for next Christmas.

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#6 posted 615 days ago

Really nice. Like your design

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#7 posted 615 days ago

Those look great. Great use of those scraps. Once again you helped prove that there is no such thing as scrap wood.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 615 days ago


Next years Christmas gifts for the ladies in the office.

-- -- Don from PA

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#9 posted 615 days ago

Looks good man nice idea for scrap wood….i think i will have to try this one for next year

-- The Olson workshop

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#10 posted 615 days ago

Thanks for all the compliments guys! She opened them this morning, and they were a real hit.

-- Bill - Western NY

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#11 posted 613 days ago

I’ve made a bunch of trivets with corks and a frame. I really like your design since winemakers are increasingly moving to synthetic corks or no corks at all.

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