Mr M’s Surprising Trivets   1 comment

The sign in my booth says “Mr M’s Trivets – Protecting Hot Stuff Since 2017.”

And people still ask me, “What’s a trivet?” It’s a funny word, so I can see how people that are non-native English speakers might be challenged, but it’s more than that. Many people just aren’t familiar with the term – in any language. I’ve watched the younger generation ask their elders what a trivet is in their native language and get blank stares.

So that’s the first surprise: many people do not know what a trivet is. So my task is to help educate people, one trivet at a time.

The second surprise is much more artistic.

My trivets are popular, and the most popular purchase … is two, mismatched trivets.

I make the trivets from “blanks,” as I call them. Each blank makes 2x trivets, so people can buy a matched pair. They just don’t want to!

Well, not usually, anyway. Mrs M did want a matched set, so she did not embrace her love of chaos in this particular case. Not predictable, that one. Believe me, after 45 years, I don’t even try to predict her.

But I do work to protect the wonderful hot stuff coming from her kitchen.

Here are the latest trivets for shoppers this holiday season.


Buying Trivets from the Woodshop

Posted November 2, 2023 by henrymowry in Woodworking

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  1. It’s always fun to choose either a matched or a mismatched pair of trivets! They are a wonderful gift anytime of the year!

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