Set of firewood coasters

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Project by gepatino posted 03-09-2016 11:28 AM 975 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

During the summer (southern emisphere here) my cousin and family stayed a couple of weeks with us. One morning we were having mate in the backyard and she asked me to make her some coasters with a piece of firewood.

The wood is willow, not the best as firewood (burns too quickly, the embers don’t last much) but it’s free since I have a lot in the back of the house.

From a piece of firewood I sliced 24 coasters, lots of sanding, some finish, and there you have, 2 sets of 12 coasters.

Since it was going to be a ‘thanks for visiting us’ gift, I decided I should put some more effort on that, and made two boxes with some spare pine tongue and grove that I still have. I always wanted to make a japanese style toolbox, so I went that way. It works pretty well, and it was quite easy and quick to make. Of course, I don’t have enough clamps to make two boxes at the same time, so I used glue and small nails.
The result was very good and it saves a lot of time. I could replace the nails by small dowels in the future, something like toothpicks.

My wife burned a message for my cousin on one of the boxes, and the other box stayed at home. We don’t know yet if we are going to use it, or give it as a gift for someone.


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#1 posted 03-14-2016 03:48 AM

Great group of natural coasters!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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