Best finish for trivet

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Forum topic by Bill Hall posted 11-19-2007 05:59 PM 921 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-19-2007 05:59 PM

I’m building a trivet and would like suggestions for finishes. It’ll be maple and walnut and I’m concerned about heat ruining the piece. Thoughts?


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#1 posted 11-19-2007 06:04 PM

A quote from I normally do not apply a finish to my trivets but some do. It is important to not to use wax-based finishes, as they will transfer to the bottom of hot pots placed on it. A good quality, food-safe (Salad Bowl Finish), allowed to dry completely before use should provide the protection needed.

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#2 posted 11-19-2007 06:18 PM

Yep. Nothing at all would have been my advice.

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#3 posted 11-19-2007 11:22 PM

Good advice. Thanks guys.


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