Satinwood – Purpleheart and Walnut Trivet
This is a quilt block decorative trivet or coaster. If used as a trivet I would not take a pan right off the stove and set it on it. Pour the contents into a dish and then set the dish on the trivet. It can withstand some water but it would be best not to let water stand on it very long. It is made using diamonds and triangles from different kinds of wood, all in their natural colors. There are 16 pieces on this block, 8 diamonds and 8 triangles, all full size. It measures 3 1/2” across. To finish them, I use 1 coat of full strength varnish brushed on, and 3 coats of wiping varnish rubbed in by hand.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom from the center out. On this quilt block the wood is “Satinwood” from Brazil (a very pretty yellow wood), “Purple Heart” from Central or South America (a very bright purple wood) and “Walnut” from Missouri.
On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.
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