Introduction: Wooden Drink Mat Coasters (Scrap Wood)

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In this YouTube video I will be showing you how to make these lovely, stylish drink mats. These were made from a bit of wood lying around the shop. For this project I glued various woods together and then made a border. After that I sanded them all down. I applied a couple of coats of lacquer then applied some wax.

Step 1: Selecting Your Wood

It is important to select wood which is square and has an interesting grain to it. At 0:14 second on the video you can see the wood that I have selected.

Step 2: Cutting the Pieces to the Same Size

In the video at 0:23 you can see how I cut the pieces to the correct size using the radial arm saw. Theses blocks are about 2cm.

Step 3: Glueing the Pieces Together

I then placed the pieces out how I liked them, using multiple clamps and elastic bands I glued them together making sure there were no gaps. This part takes a lot of time and patience. (0:51 second in the video)

Step 4: Sanding

Next I used my belt sander to clean up the mat coasters.

Step 5: Finish

I used a couple of coats of spray lacquer and wax for a finish. This makes the coasters grain show out well. I sanded down the coasters between each coat. I then added a felt matt and attached it using PVA glue. (1:26 seconds to see spray lacquer)(1:54 seconds for wax)(2:06 seconds to see the PVA)

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-06-20

These coasters are great! I love how they go so well together, but are all still unique :)

Thank You!

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