This trivet has also been made as a Christmas Gift.
I purchased a set of "Iron Works Ornaments" from Scroller On-Line but didn't like them for ornaments and decided to change it slightly in order to use it as a trivet pattern instead. So I made sure that the pattern was uniform all the way around. I deleted the hanger hold and added a triangle shape to match the other cut outs. I was pleased with the end results.
You can see a picture of the original "ornament" by clicking the above link. Here is a picture of the altered pattern:
Here is a picture of the finished trivet:
I was surprised by the variations of color in this piece of red oak. I used a butcher block stain on it so that it can be used in the kitchen and be food safe.
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