|Project by harriw||posted 12-24-2013 06:25 AM||822 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Just a set of red oak trivets for our neighbors for Christmas. They’re glued up like an edge-grain board and chopped into squares (about 7.5” per side). I really like using oak edge grain like this, as if it were quarter sawn. I just really like the quarter-sawn grain combined with the glue-up effect – almost like a bench top.
I was going for something simple in terms of style, and am happy with how they turned out. But if I were to do it again I think I’d add a strip or two of walnut to it just to add a splash of color. I also found a few left over scraps of some “redder than average” oak that would have looked nice mixed in here too.
Finish is just a few coats of mineral oil. We have a few trivets I made a year ago that have held up nicely with just mineral oil.
-- Bill - Western NY