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How to Make a DIY Wooden Dowel Trivet

Dec 18, 2023
How to Make a DIY Wooden Dowel Trivet

Creating a wooden dowel trivet is a great project for beginners and with the right materials, it can be done efficiently and effectively. They can be used for many different crafting projects to enhance your home, learn a new skill, and save money!

We will teach you one of several ways that you can create your own wooden dowel trivet that is the talk of the table. We will explain more specifically what a wooden dowel trivet is, all the necessary materials needed, and step-by-step instructions to complete the project.

For this blog, the instructions outlined below are to create a wooden dowel trivet that is meant to be used as a countertop protector. The purpose of this trivet is to protect surfaces in your kitchen or dining room from hot objects such as a hot pot or dish. In comparison, it is like a coaster you may use under a glass cup for protection, but a trivet is bigger. 

What is a Wooden Dowel Trivet? 


A wooden dowel trivet is a type of trivet that is made from pieces of wood, usually in the shape of dowel rods or blocks. They can be of any thickness, depending on your preference and the size of the trivet you want to create. You can arrange the wooden pieces in any pattern that you find visually pleasing. You can experiment with different layouts and combinations of wood species to create a unique and personalized trivet design.

If you want to learn more about other home DIY projects using dowels, click here.  

Materials Needed:  

We recommend using an Oak Dowel “1-1/8 x36” but depending on the size you want your trivet to be you can also use a dowel 1”x48” as an option.  

There are multiple kinds of wood that can be utilized for this project.  The type of wood and the thickness you choose will determine how the finish looks.  Typically, the thickness of a standard wood trivet is ¾.” This is important since to protect counter tops from heat, they need to sit up higher in order for the heat to not affect the countertops.  

We understand that it can be confusing trying to figure out which kind of wood is right for your goals. Click here to get more insight!  


How to Construct the Wooden Dowel Trivet 


To create a trivet, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Gather your materials: Collect your choice of wood, dowels, and any other desired materials.

  2. Measure and cut: Use a measuring tape and pencil to mark out the desired size and shape for your trivet. Once marked, carefully cut the wood using a pair of scissors or a saw.

  3. Drill the Dowels to Wood: Drill holes in each of the dowels, separate them with nuts, and then run twine through the holes to hold them together. Once they are together, glue them to the wood you previously cut. 

  4. Sand the edges: To ensure a smooth and polished finish, use sandpaper or a sanding block to smooth down the edges of the wood.

  5. Apply a protective finish: Apply a protective finish such as a clear sealant or varnish to the wood to protect it from heat damage and make it easier to clean. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the best results. 


Midwest Dowel Makes Your Trivet the Talk of the Table 


Congratulations on completing your Wooden Dowel Trivet! We hope that our instructions on how to create your own DIY Wooden Dowel Trivet made the process seamless and that you continue to use your creativity to continue creating. There are many ways to create a wooden dowel trivet and we encourage you to figure out your personal preferences to do more DIY projects using dowels!

If you are seeking the best wood dowels to use during your next DIY project, then Midwest Dowel has you covered. We are here to supply all your wood dowel needs and are honored to ship the products you want right to your doorstep.  

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