Sunday, February 9, 2014

A wooden trivet

Robert finished this lovely trivet week-before-last.  He had been working on it for a long time - starting in the idea and sketching stage, then preparing the wood, kolrosing the design, and then oiling in and sanding to finish.

The wood is from a fallen tree in my father-in-law's back yard, and the leaves are the leaves from that kind of tree.  Kolrosing is a Scandinavian wood-decorating technique.  It involves scoring a groove in the wood, and then rubbing in finely ground coffee and cinnamon to create the color.  The Pinewood Forge website has some information about kolrosing - I think this is also where Robert ordered his tools.

The trivet is really lovely - the picture doesn't do it justice.  It now lives permanently on our dining room table!

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