With just a few ½-inch square dowels, some twine and a few nuts, this handy trivet can be pulled together before the dinner bell rings. Using the cut list, cut the square dowels to size using a handsaw or miter saw. Lay the slats side-by-side with their ends aligned. Make a registration mark near one end of each slat. Now mark a line across the slats that’s 1½-inches from the end of each slat. Repeat on the opposite end. Roll the slats to an adjacent face a marked additional lines 1½-inches from each end just to have an extra guide while drilling. Head over to build-basic.com to continue reading the tutorial.