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Forum topic by ghazard posted 11-11-2008 04:10 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-11-2008 04:10 PM

Along with some cutting boards I am making for Christmas presents I am making some trivets out of the remaining material. What type of clear finish works best when you will be setting potentially VERY hot pots and pans directly on it?

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 11-11-2008 04:40 PM

I do not know of any finish that will stand up to a very hot surface. But what I have done in the past is use a ceramic tile in the center of the trivet and border it with left over material from other projects. Rabbit the inside edge of the border and silicone the tile in. Just remember to make sure the tile is a litter higher then the border.coloradobob

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#2 posted 11-11-2008 11:43 PM

I do the same as Bob, for the really hot stuff.

I have had success with water based poly for typical table use.

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#3 posted 11-12-2008 04:12 AM

Same here.

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#4 posted 11-12-2008 04:30 AM

the problem is with really hot stuff the wood will burn. so you don’t want a film finish like laquer or shellac because it will melt. your best bet is a natural oil because it is soaking into the wood but still putting really hot pots on wood isn’t the best idea because it will burn.

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