Making Wooden Trivets From Scraps
Updated: Jul 7, 2021
Growing up my mom always had these wooden trivets that she used nearly every night when she would put a warm meal on the table.
I was wanting to make some of these and had some scraps laying around that were begging to be used on a project so I decided to get to work.
I used an 8" wen jointer and Bauer planer that a buddy of mine has left at my house in order to get the walnut and ash that I selected for this project to the same thickness.
After I got all of the wood to the same thickness (3/8") I used the miter saw to cut each piece to 9" long and the table saw to cut it into 1 1/2" strips.
Once all of the strips were cut I used two for the base and five for the top. I used a scrap piece of cedar that was just the right thickness to keep a consistent gap between each slat. I used titebond 3 and brad nails to hold everything together.
After everything was finished I finished it with walrus oil. I am very happy with the way these turned out and look forward to using them for years into the future.
If you want to see a video of me making these trivets follow this link:
Tools and supplies used during this project.
Brad Nail variety pack 18 gauge https://amzn.to/3obiuyt
Walrus Oil https://amzn.to/3tzWX3k
Titebond 3 https://amzn.to/2RFXinJ
Wen 8” Jointer https://amzn.to/2R4AZZ5
Ryobi Table Saw https://amzn.to/3vLogZY
Dewalt Goggles https://amzn.to/3xWsq30
Dust Mask https://amzn.to/2Q2mpAX
Ryobi Brad Nailer https://amzn.to/3o1hBIk
Dewalt Sander https://amzn.to/2RFUVRR
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