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I used this Birch wood disk from Hobby Lobby as my base. It's already sanded right out of the store.

I used this Birch wood disk from Hobby Lobby as my base. It's already sanded right out of the store.

Apply a light layer of colored stain. I applied with a foam brush and immediately wiped off. I wanted to be able to still see the wood grain. I used a Weathered Gray color.

Apply a light layer of colored stain. I applied with a foam brush and immediately wiped off. I wanted to be able to still see the wood grain. I used a Weathered Gray color.

Arrange the keys in a pattern of your choosing. I liked the concentric rings. You might like a different look.

Arrange the keys in a pattern of your choosing. I liked the concentric rings. You might like a different look.

Apply a drop or two of superglue to each key. Use a toothpick to spread the glue around. I also wear nitrile gloves to protect my skin. The gel-type glue works best.

Apply a drop or two of superglue to each key. Use a toothpick to spread the glue around. I also wear nitrile gloves to protect my skin. The gel-type glue works best.

Allow the glue to dry over night before you use the trivet.

Allow the glue to dry over night before you use the trivet.

Begin enjoying your craftily made trivet!

  • 1.0 A birch wood disk from Hobby Lobby - $14
  • 1.0 Superglue (gel type)
  • 24.0 Old, discarded keys
  • 1.0 Small can of wood stain (I used weathered gray)