Woven wooden trivet

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Project by DHS posted 04-04-2013 11:00 PM 2943 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cherry trivet as a house-warming gift for friends. As I played with different designs I realized I could make a square trivet using eight identical lapped pieces. (Maybe this is an old idea, but it was fun to (re?)discover it.) I cut the cross laps on the router table using a miter gauge with a jig that enabled me to cut the laps in exactly the same position on each piece. I did the same with the end laps but I started the cuts on the table saw to reduce tearout. I still had some tearout on the end laps that I needed to clean up. I then wove the pieces together to make the trivet and applied glued to the outer laps. I used an oil finish.

I hope my friends can use it in their new kitchen. I just hope they don’t try to put it through their new dishwasher.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#1 posted 04-04-2013 11:31 PM

Very clever idea, I’ve never seen that before either.
I’m sure that if it has been done before an LJ will know.
It would be an interesting blog/tutorial.

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 08:40 AM

Nice work….

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 02:29 PM

Very nice idea.

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 03:34 PM

Very nice trivets, great idea on the design. They make great gifts.

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