Desk Cup Holders - Mesquite

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Project by SawdustTX posted 01-04-2021 03:43 AM 573 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve used raw wood coasters for years – they work better than anything else I’ve tried because the raw wood absorbs the condensation off the drink, and your drink never drips (or sticks to the coaster) when you lift it. Then the absorbed moisture evaporates out of the coaster between drinks.

My son wanted a couple nicer looking coasters (he calls them cup holders), so I made these out of Mesquite. Raw unfinished inside, with a light wipe on poly satin finish on the exterior.

Made them bandsaw box style – cut the bottom 1/4” off the blank, cut a 3” hole through the blank with a circle cutter, then glued the bottom back on.

Last picture shows my shop coasters.

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#1 posted 01-04-2021 01:45 PM

Nice solution. May just need to get this on my “things to build” list.

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#2 posted 01-04-2021 04:17 PM

Great Idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 01-04-2021 04:18 PM

Nice coasters…..............Jim

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

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#4 posted 01-04-2021 10:31 PM

I like the cup holders, they look nice.

-- Mark, “It’s not a mistake, it’s a design feature”

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