Wooden Plank: Wouldn’t a rustic piece of wood make a wonderful centerpiece for some seasonal decor? Instead of lots of little potholders, just put a long, flat piece of wood on the table, which could double as a trivet for hot dishes. (via Style Files)
Start with a wood block; make straight cuts of varying widths. Sand the edges and corners, and apply a coat of natural wood stain and sealer; let dry. Apply cabinet bumpers on the four corners of each of the bases to keep surfaces scratch free.
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