These copper pipe and wood trivets are super cheap, fast and beautiful! My favorite type of project. Don't you love it when you just have to glue things together and then you're done?
Plus, who doesn't love trivets you'll gladly leave out to look at? Copper and wood is much more fancy than the grimy cast iron owls I've been using for as long as I can remember. :)
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- wood doweling (I'm using 5/8 inch)
- copper elbows (1/2 inch)
- saw (I used a hacksaw at home)
- E6000 glue
For a small trivet, cut four pieces of wood doweling 4 inches long.
For a large trivet, cut four pieces of wood doweling 6 inches long.
Those two sizes fit all my pans nicely. :)
Step 2: Gluing
The glue here is very important - I don't recommend anything but E6000. It can withstand the heat of pans and it dries incredibly strong and clear, so it's perfect!
Apply about a pea sized blob in the ends of every elbow and let sit for a minute or so. I propped my elbows up so the glue couldn't escape.
Once the glue has set for a sec, insert a dowel and spin it to cover it well with glue. Repeat until everything's glued together.
Now we wait.
Step 3: Let the Glue Cure and Enjoy!
The only downside to E6000 is the long cure time - you should let the trivets sit undisturbed for at least 24 hours. (I made these Friday afternoon and let them cure over the weekend.)
Properly curing the E6000 will ensure you have a strong and thorough bond that will last for ages. :D
Please post a photo if you make them - I'd love to see your version!