Cork trivet frame

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Project by easiersaidthandone posted 11-14-2013 02:03 AM 939 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second one of these that I have made as a gift. I believe they are intended as a place to set a hot pot, but also look good as a display piece.The frame is made of 1×2 poplar. The inside dimension is 5 1/4” square. There is a rabbet on the inside edges of the frame on the back to receive the hardboard backing. The finish is Zar oil based wood stain (#124 Rosewood) and a couple coats of tung oil. The corks are hot glued into place.

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 02:28 AM

This is really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 02:31 AM

Sure is a cool idea..
Looks good too. Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 10:24 AM

Nice job, Been making these for a few yrs. Amazing how many corks they take… Here’s a cpl I made.
Wine Cork Boards

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 06:26 PM

They make great hostess gifts.
To extend the cork supply I cut them in half on the band saw being careful to get any printing on the cork on one side of the cut. That also provide a better gluing surface.
I have even set them up as “do it yourself” gifts with the corks loose and letting the recipient create their own pattern before gluing it down. You can provide pictures of various patterns.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 08:38 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


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#6 posted 11-15-2013 12:16 AM

Very nice, unfortunately my $2.98 wine selections come with a rubber imitation of a cork.

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 12:19 PM

Very cool little project and idea…well done.

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