Introduction: End Grain Coasters

In my efforts to clean up some of my scrap wood in the workshop, as well as my efforts to protect my coffee table from moisture rings, I made these handsome end grain coasters from various bits of scrap!

Step 1: Glue!

I used a waterproof wood glue to secure all of my scrap pieces together, in a pattern that I thought would look nice. I clamped it evenly and strongly and then left it to dry for about 4 hours.

Step 2: Reference Edge

I used an electric planer to flatten one side of my blank, so that it would lie flat against the fence of my mitre saw.

Step 3: True Up the Blank

I chopped of the very end of the blank so that the piece was perfectly square on the end.

Step 4: Cut the Coasters

I clamped a stop block to my fence so that the coasters would be the same thickness. I then cut out as many coasters as I wanted using the mitre saw.

Step 5: Finishing

I sanded all the coasters up to 240 grit, and then gave them all a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil.

Step 6: Felt Pads

I cut some squares out of a sheet of self adhesive felt, and stuck this on to the bottom of the coasters to stop them from scratching anything they are placed on.

Step 7: Done!

I now have a lovely set of coasters instead of a pile of scrap.

Thank you very much for reading!


Wood Contest 2016

Participated in the
Wood Contest 2016