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I am looking at making some coasters. My questions is, is maple a good wood to make coasters out of and what thickness should I make them. I got a lot of 1×4 scrap maple laying around my shop. And what size should I make them. Any ideas or comments will be helpful.

-- K & N Furniture Middlebury, In.

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#1 posted 920 days ago

Maple is a good choice, it’s very stable. I have some store bought wooden coasters (got them before I started woodworking) and they are 1/2” thickness with the inside circle being 3/8” thick. The outer diameter I think is 4.5” with the inner ring inset being an inch shorter in diameter

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#2 posted 920 days ago

I’m with Eric.
1/2” is good with an 1/8” recess of 3 1/2” in dia.
I’d line the recess with a piece of cork.
Your scrap size would allow for square coasters.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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