If you live in a wood cottage in the middle of a forest, or maybe it's enough you like country style, you would like this trivet too. It's made cutting some disks from a little wood branch, and linking them together with short cord segments. You can arrange the disks in variuos shapes, in this instructable I show you some choices, but there are infinite, also you can start from a bigger branch, and make a kitchen carpet instead of a trivet ;-)
Step 1: The slices
As material it's better choose a seasoned wood, so it will not cracks with time, and it will not expel humidity exposed to the heat of the pots. You can also let it seasoning after the end of the making process. I've started from a branch with a regular circular section, but you can obtain good results, and maybe better ones, with a more rough shape (it depends on how much deep you live in the forest...) You have also the opportunity to leave the bark or to remove it, I've left it in some of my trivet, as you can see in the first picture, but I removed it with sand paper in this bigger disks.
Step 2: The RPG version
You can obtain a nearly circular trivet with an exagonal arrangment, but if you like more chess than role games maybe you would choose a square disposal. I've made both but the square one is in the my mountain house (only near the forest).
Step 3: The classic one
Look at the reciprocal connection between wood disks to count how many holes you need to drill in any disk side. If you're more lazy than me I've already counted for you and noted on the blueprints.