You may remember way back in October I posted about the stump tables I created out of a cedar log I hauled back from my parents cabin. The log gave me three 19" sump tables with a 12" chunk remaining. The remnant piece of stump sat in our front flower bed until I finally had inspiration to use up the remaining chunk.
STUMP TRIVETS. You know those 'hot plates' or 'coasters' you use on the table to protect it from heat stains.
How did I create these?
Using a hand saw I cut through the stump about 1.5-2" from the edge leaving me a rough trivet.
This is the saw I used. It is for rough cutting and I picked it up from Home Depot for $16. Make sure you use a rough cut saw as it will save you tremendous amounts of cutting time.
The first trivet I sanded with my palm sander, however, the next day I had to run out to my parents house so the remaining trivets I quickly ran through the belt sander.
I finished them with two coats of Tree Spirit All Natural Wood & Bamboo Oil. It is a food safe oil that penetrates, conditions, and seals unfinished surfaces. This I purchased from Crate and Barrel a few years ago to use on my wood cutting boards. I will continue to re-apply the oil as I do my cutting boards to keep them fresh.
We use these trivets every day and love the dimension they add to our table top.
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