|Project by DHS||posted 04-04-2013 11:00 PM||1747 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
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