I never heard of a “trivet” before I started making them. I always called them “hot plates”. Maybe it’s an East coast term, like “Jersey barrier”, “hoagie” and “water ice”. This one I carved (with my jigsaw) from a 1/2″ flat thingie of red oak from a hardware store.
Between this, the table below, scraping paint and prepping the house for guests, I’ve been too busy to play video games.
|Table I made from an old door. Please excuse the mess
behind it and the crappy tile we have yet to replace.