Trio of Trivets

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Project by harriw posted 12-24-2013 06:25 AM 1069 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Just a set of red oak trivets for our neighbors for Christmas. They’re glued up like an edge-grain board and chopped into squares (about 7.5” per side). I really like using oak edge grain like this, as if it were quarter sawn. I just really like the quarter-sawn grain combined with the glue-up effect – almost like a bench top.

I was going for something simple in terms of style, and am happy with how they turned out. But if I were to do it again I think I’d add a strip or two of walnut to it just to add a splash of color. I also found a few left over scraps of some “redder than average” oak that would have looked nice mixed in here too.

Finish is just a few coats of mineral oil. We have a few trivets I made a year ago that have held up nicely with just mineral oil.

-- Bill - Western NY

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 11:07 AM

Good and simple for presents.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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