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Project by bhuddah posted 03-29-2008 05:14 PM 1866 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make these trivets to give away as gifts, they don’t cost much to make and you can change the look by using different woods and different kinds of cuts along the side view, they use a standard 6X6 ceramic tile so you can change the tiles color or design at anytime for the mood of the room.

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 05:16 PM

very nice. I love the grain in the second pic.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 05:40 PM

These are nice pieces. At times we need to do something like this. They look like a fairly straight-forward and relatively easy build. When we get involved in a drawn-out project just completing something like this does wonders for recharging our woodworking batteries. :)

With a little modification these would make nice picture frames as well.

Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 05:40 PM

I don’t remember the name of the wood the second trivet is made of, but I do know I got it as a free sample from ETS Eco Woods Division. It was also a very hard wood to cut and to sand, but it was so beautiful I could use a clear finish on it so as not to cover the grain up.

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 06:27 PM

very cool…i really like the first one…

Dumb question: what is a “trivet”? I am assuming to set hot pots on? or plants? or drinks? I have never heard this term before…either way…I really like them!

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 07:00 PM

Pretty darned elegant for a trivit. Nice work.

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 09:16 PM

I used Formby’s Tung Oil to finish mine (which holds up to heat very well) and was wondering what kind of finish you use? I’m a bit leery about trying polyurethane. Have you tried it? I am also geting ready to produce a couple of these using 12” granite floor tiles. Any idea how’d they hold up to the heat?

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 09:24 PM

Pretty good trivits! Like the grain pattern in the middle one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 09:44 PM

I’ve used polyurethane a number of times on my trivets with no problems. I have no idea how the granite would hold up. the wood is just fine if you make sure your tile clears the top edge of the wood frame so the hot pan or plate can’t touch it.

-- some days are like driving in oncoming traffic

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 12:13 AM

Just curious to which wood species did you use for the first trivet to the left?

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#10 posted 03-30-2008 12:24 AM

The first one is made out of some Cherry that I’ve had for some 10 years, it has a nice dark red natural color to it.

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