I have cut out a trivet (from oak) for my mom for Christmas. Knowing that it will have hot, maybe signifcantly hot, items put on it - what type of finish should I use on it? I'll post pictures after I finish it.
I would say your best bet would be a mineral oil, or pure tung oil finish. I think that anything with a varnish could melt, and a lacquer probably won't be durable enough. I look forward to more experienced thoughts, 'cause I have never been in this scenario. Good luck. Dave
I am having major internet problems today. For those who haven't figured it out - trivets are what you put on your table or counter on which you place hot foot items. Tribbles were trouble for the starship Enterprise (at least in the old days). A trivet's function is to protect your table/counter from heat-either from serving dishes containing hot food or the actual pan (when we are having a big pot of beans or soup, sometimes we even put the pan on the trivet on the table and serve from it.)
I took pictures but realize that the cable I need to connect my camera to my computer must be in Anderson. I'll post them later today.
I made some a few years back for the wife to take to work. I put a couple of coats of Linseed oil on them. Any oil finish would work.
For you guys that don't send much time in the kitchen and therefore don't know what a trivet is I will attempt to attach a picture. It's something to set a HOT pan on when you take it off the stove.