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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

Walrus Oil

Titebond 3

Wen 8” Jointer

Ryobi Table Saw

Dewalt Goggles

Dust Mask

Ryobi Brad Nailer

Dewalt Sander

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