Sunday, February 9, 2014
A wooden trivet
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!