Wooden Trivet Set

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Project by OakHill posted 428 days ago 1708 views 23 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The original idea for the Fish Trivet came from Popular Woodworking. I modified it by reducing the thickness (for esthetics), and created a set of three different sizes to accommodate a variety of large and small serving dishes (meat, potato and vegetable).

The set is a wonderful addition to any table setting creating a decorative touch and a visual accent for your special family recipes.

The set is designed to protect surfaces from hot or cold dishes by allowing air to circulate and disperse heat preventing damage to your table or counter top and can also double as a decorative wall hanging.

Makes a perfect gift for many occasions!
• Dimensions of each trivet: Small: 5/8×5 ½ x 9”, Medium: 5/8×7 ¼ x 12”, Large: 5/8×9 x 14 ½”
• Red Oak
• Food Safe Finish using Watco Butcher Block Oil & Finish

-- John, Illinois,

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#1 posted 428 days ago

Great looking trivets John. Did you lap cut the pieces?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 428 days ago

Very cool design nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 428 days ago


The pieces were planed on all four sides in lengths of 2-3 feet. Then cut to individual lengths.

-- John, Illinois,

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#4 posted 427 days ago

Nice fish. Did you glue these together? if so what type of glue did you use?

-- Woodify ~~

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#5 posted 427 days ago

Nice fish trivets John…well done.
Being an Aussie with a strange sense of humor….when I fist looked at them I knew what they were (trivets) but the thought was already in mind…”Some one ate the fish and left the bones”.... yes I know…good drugs right.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#6 posted 427 days ago

cool! I like ‘em!

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#7 posted 427 days ago

Favorited! Newbee question: When you say you planed all 4 sides, does that mean you cut one (several) long skinny square pieces(3/4”x3/4”x36”) and then ran them thru the planer? Could the table saw (with a new /sharp blade) do the same? Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 427 days ago

love it ,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 427 days ago


First I planed a 1×8 x 24 (also 18, 34 in lght’s) to 5/8 thickness. Then ripped them to .030 over the finish size.
Each size trivet required a different width.

Then I chose to finish them to size (width) on the planer. I wanted the pieces to be consistent for my glue up
fixture and the planer gave the pieces a smooth finish that did not require any follow up sanding

I hope that answers your question.

Thanks for asking.

-- John, Illinois,

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#10 posted 426 days ago

They look great. Nice job!

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#11 posted 426 days ago

So cool rivets! Like the fish design and the wood choice. They are great gift ideas. Great work!

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