Wednesday, February 27, 2013

DIY Wooden Handmade Trivet

DIY Trivet
My craft this week is a trivet for the dinner table.  I really have needed to get new trivets, and decided instead of buying something, I will make a few wooden ones.  In our family, we use trivets all the time. Especially on pizza night, where we are bringing in hot pizzas either in personal pans or on a hot pizza stone fresh off of our Big Green Egg.  Hope you enjoy this simple, yet elegant design.

Items needed:

  • 3/4in thick piece of wood....cut to 7in by 7 in square.  (I found an inexpensive piece of popular at Lowe's that was already 7 1/4in wide and 24in long.  So I just cut squares that were 7 1/4in wide.  You can adjust as needed)
  • Paint (Khaki, Melted Chocolate Brown and Black.  I used Apple Barrel paints)
  • Painters tape (I actually used pin striping tape from the auto parts store....it comes in different widths and stays put well for painting.)
  • Clear Coat spray
  • Felt furniture feet in small circles

Directions:

1.  After I cut my wood to size, I sanded it smooth.  Then I painted the entire piece with the Khaki color. Let dry.

2.  Next I lined my board with tape.  As you can see, I used three different widths of tape to create different patterns.  I didn't really want anything too uniform.

3.  Next I began painting my darker colors.  I use a mix of Chocolate Brown and Black mostly....sometimes mixing in a hint of the Khaki too.  Just giving it a wood grain look.

4.  Once painted completely, let dry.

5.  Once completely dry, pull off the tape and prepare to clear coat.

6.  I recommend 3-5 coats of clear coat on it.  I did 5 coats and let dry completely between each one.  This usually takes a few days to complete all coats of clear.  (Slowest part of entire project!)

DIY Trivet
7.  Once last coat of clear is dry, I place 4 felt feet onto the bottom using the felt guard circles made for furniture bottoms.  Can be found in hardware stores and Target.  Great for a nice cushioned finished on bottom of wood.  

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16 comments:

  1. What a fabulous trivet! I love the color you chose!

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    1. Thanks Jessi...it was so easy to make! Looks great on my table too.
      Pam :O)

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  2. Great idea, I have some old wooden trivets that could really use some freshening up. Thanks for the tips.
    I saw you sharing at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie :)

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    1. Sorry!! I saw you at It's Party Time at It's So Very Cheri!! duh...that's what I get for going back & forth, I can't remember where I am! *blushing*

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    2. Thank you so much Debbie...I got a chuckle...SO many times I feel like that when linking up and commenting...."Where am I now?" No worries. I just appreciate you stopping by and taking a look. Hope it inspired you!
      Pam :O)

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  3. This looks great! I love that it is totally customizable.
    Sarah

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    1. Sarah...absolutely! It is as open ended as your imagination! I hope it inspired you!!!
      Pam

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  4. It turned out beautifully. I definitely need some trivets too!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thanks Lanaya....I definitely will stop back by. Thanks for hosting the party and for taking a visit to see this.
      Pam

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  5. Love this. An easy solution for a trivet.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Leslie. I will stop back by on Friday. Thanks for hosting a great party!
      Pam

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  6. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Melanie...sorry it's taken me a little bit to get back to you...I traveled last week and then played catch up this week. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am on my way over now to check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by.
      Pam :O)

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  7. What a fun and clever idea! Thanks so much for linking it up!

    I am going to feature you later today on my blog!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.net

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    1. Ashley...Thanks so much for the feature!!! I love your site!
      Pam :O)

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  8. Great ideas. I'm making some trivets from rounds of a cherry tree I had to take down. What clear coating do you use and how well does it stand up to the heat of pans and dishes? Thanks!

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