How to make easy trivets
Here we will present for you a project of making easy trivets:
To make two 8” square trivets you will need:
4- 8″ 1×3 boards
8- 8” old crib slats (that is what I used, but you could substitute another similar size wood approx 1/4” thick and 1” wide)
Dap Rapid Fuse (super awesomely amazing super glue)
Finishing materials of your choice
miter saw to cut wood and sandpaper
I started with a scrap 1×3 board and some left over crib slats from when I turned an old crib into a dog crate.
dry fitting crib slats to make trivets
I knew I wanted my trivets about 8” square so I cut my 1×3’s to that size. Then I tried several different designs with my crib slats, and finally ended up with the simplest one, just stripes.
I measured, marked, and cut all my slats to 8” and then did a dry fit on the 1×3 boards. Of course you could make these bigger or smaller to fit your pans and dishes.
After some debating back and forth I decided to stain the wood with Rustoleum Kona stain. I did use pre-wood conditioner before I stained the boards because this is soft pine and it helps the stain go on evenly. Also, when I use this brand of stain, I like to apply it to a small section and then rub it off right away, no letting it sit. ?