Wine Cork Trivet Instructions
For the gluing of the felt to the board, you can read through my many other instructions which lay this part out in detail. I used the Ultimate glue for this part. I first glued down the narrower top and bottom parts of the felt onto the wood, as a hem. Then I folded the left and right flaps across so they fully sealed across the wood. This "seam" is the side the corks are going to go on, so they will cover up the seam. That leaves the visible "bottom" of the trivet nice and smooth.
I put that under a heavy stack of books and let it sit overnight, so the felt would get smooth and flat. I had already done a test with the Ultimate Glue and found it easy to work with and good at holding down the felt. So this part was a known entity and worked very well.
The next day, it was time to introduce the epoxy to the mix. This requires you to have a disposable surface on which to mix the epoxy together, and a toothpick to put the epoxy mix onto the surfaces you want to coat.
Again, this is far more labor intensive than the other techniques. Stir up the epoxy. The ones we have are 60 minute epoxy, so you have some time to work with it. Be warned, there are epoxies out there that set in 2 minutes!! You would have to be a speed demon to work with those.
Carefully lay down thick tracks of the epoxy glue, and set the corks into them. We put epoxy both on the bottoms and on the sides of the corks. Then we put it aside to set. Where we let the other ones sit overnight under heavy books, this one we simply put on top of the wine fridge.
Now it's time for Step 3 - Wine Cork Trivet Instructions.
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