Tile trivet

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Project by DLC posted 01-19-2014 12:02 PM 2422 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are tile trivets I made for Christmas presents for my mom, sister, and brother. The border is made from maple rails that I acquired when I helped take apart some old cribs at church. The tile I got fairly cheap at the Habitat for Humanity store. The rail pieces are mitered together and have a groove for the piece of thin plywood on which the tiles are glued. I used a type of mastic that is typically used for cementing tiles into place in a kitchen or bathroom. The tiles are also coated with mineral oil, to make them a little easier to clean should any food splash onto them.
I have to credit TroutGuy ( for giving me the idea of using this kind of tile to make a trivet.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 02:03 PM

Nice idea and they turned out great. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 01-19-2014 02:32 PM

This set is very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 02:59 AM

Nice job. I made something like that also. Made it before I was a member on LJ. Here is the link to mine.

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 02:53 PM

Skippy, I think your “single tile” design looks just as nice and a whole lot easier. Maybe I’ll have to try that.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 05:37 AM

I gave away about a dozen of these one year for Christmas presents for my family. It still is nice seeing them when we visit them and the trivets setting on the counters so many years later.

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 03:46 PM

Great idea, the maple goes very well with those cool tiles. I’m sure they like your gifts. Great job!

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