If you wish a modern trivet, not much country style as my previous design, you can of course take the BrittLiv ingenious way (see her ible here) or make a square trivet following these instructions.

Step 1: material and design

As usual I started from available material, and in this case I had a short wood board with square section. So I designed the trivet with a fast sketch, and happy of the result I begun to cut the wood pieces with a circular saw. 
ide bagus....memberikan wawasan yg lebih baik kepada saya
&quot;good idea.... give better insight into who I am&quot; <br>... <br>google translate doesn't help me this time ;-)
Well done - both project and I'ble.<br> <br> How about a protecting layer of transparent paint? A drip of e.g. tomato sauce could stain the trivet without it.
Thanks! Yes a paint will be very useful, but you have to pay attention to heat resistance..
Beautiful work and great instructable! <br>I was discussing trivets last night with a group of friends; we've all had the experience of encountering someone who does not know what a trivet is. . . . it seems to be mainly an age issue but also perhaps regional. <br>Very curious as to y'alls experiences there.
I believe that, finding the english proper term has been difficult for me... it's curious, some translations from &quot;sottopentola&quot; (italian term) return &quot;potholder&quot;, which I suppose to be the hand protection to hold pots (really?!)
hot pad is another term. I was confused as heck as what a 'trivet' was - just knew this looked nice ;) <br>
hot pad is another term. I was confused as heck as what a 'trivet' was - just knew this looked nice ;) <br>
The &quot;wood cylinders&quot; are called dowels. They are precut and gooved to give more glue area for a stronger bond. You could also just buy a smooth wood dowel and use it or you can buy metal tubes and use those. The heat shrink tubing is a creative use, but I am not sure how it will hold up to being cleaned when you spill something on the trivet. Lastly, mineral oil is a food safe treatment you can use on the wood to seal it. You'll have to reapply it every now and then but that is easy to do with just a paper towel or even a basting brush.
thanks! I'll certainly add the &quot;dowels&quot; term! <br>About the material, I've made years ago a similar trivet with aluminium metal tubes, I'm not sure where it is now... it was cool... Thanks for advices!
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Great design, it look so nice with the black connectors.
Simple yet beautiful. <br>Sencillo pero a la vez muy bonito.
Awesome trivet!!! I was thinking of making a similar one with possibly different shapes. i would shape the &quot;post&quot; first, then cut the pieces off. Maybe octagon, or triangle... Thanks for the inspiration!!!
for a perfect shape shifting trivet look the instructable by BrittLiv I quoted in the first step! that's great!
Nice job, and excellent photos as well.
thanks! I always pay specific attention on photos, I think they should describe the project's main features, as in a comic: you can read the text if you want, but it's sometimes funny looking at pictures only ;-)
I love it!! I have a feeling that you will become a successful trivet designer :D
oh my gosh! ;-)

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