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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 (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8918) for giving me the idea of using this kind of tile to make a trivet.
-- Daniel, Durham, NC