Handmade Poplar Trivets

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-04-2018 04:01 AM 1497 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I needed a little project to keep me busy and I needed to use up some scrap wood that I had lying around. I was sitting at dinner one night and noticed that all the trivets looked terrible and some were even broken, so I went on YouTube and finally found an easy way to make them using a table-saw and dado stack.

These trivets were a fun project and its not often I start and finish a project in the same day. I found a piece of poplar in my scrap heap and I decided to use that I was hoping to find enough oak to do the project but they were few and far between.

To be honest I spent more time sanding the individual trivets than actually making them because of all the nooks and cranny’s that I couldn’t reach with a sander, so I spent more than 90 minutes sanding them all down, it took me 20 minutes to make them.

I really like all the possibilities that are open to you and your imagination, although I used my table-saw on this project I feel there are way more design possibilities on the router table or perhaps even a jig.

Anyway this project gave a great idea for gifts for the in-laws at Christmas, I am actually also looking into physically selling them locally or in a craft fair (if I ever get to one). I am also looking into selling them online, just need to looking shipping possibilities as they are small enough I think it might not be too expensive in selling them that way.

If you would like to see in more detail the making of these come check out my blog here.

Anyway thanks for looking

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 10-04-2018 04:38 AM

Very handy in a kitchen and easy to make -yours turned out great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 09:36 AM

Nice work thats how I cut my sons shower base.

I may be of interest to you to see how Kiefer did his pyramids he used a cogged belt

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 10-04-2018 11:35 AM

Nice work Ed. They do make nice cooling racks for baked good.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 10-04-2018 05:16 PM

I like those because I made one out of scrap oak.
It’s a nice way to save your scraps.
Yours ”turned” out nicely even though no lathe was used.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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