It’s so important to know where your favorite items are made where they are from. After all, you are bringing these pieces into your home! So, once again, I am taking a peek inside the etúHOME factory to get a first hand look at how they make some of their signature items. In the second addition of the How It’s Made Blog Series, I’m going to dive into the topic of Trivets. Have you seen the versatile wood risers I love so much? They are perfect for cheese spreads, hot plates or even just serving up tonight’s dinner.
All etúHOME trivets are handcrafted from reclaimed wood, sourced from foundations of aged buildings. The beams are being repurposed into kitchen accents you can enjoy for years to come. The trivets are created by fusing numerous planks together to form the classic geometric shapes that make up the entire collection. Due to the reclaimed nature of the wood, no trivet is totally alike – each one completely unique in markings. During production, each individual step of the process is performed by several different people within our factory. As each step is handled by a separate person, it ensures that the end result is a true work of craftsmanship and care.
Once the feet have been added, the final step is to finish the trivets with a protective plant based hardwax. The wax is composed of carnauba and beeswax, a mixture that is food-safe and built to endure the everyday wear and tear of life. The wax not only protects the trivets from natural weathering, but also showcases the raw beauty of the wood by bringing out the natural grain.
This special wooden riser has been an etúHOME staple since the very beginning. It can be used with both hot or cold dishes and is the accessory your countertop has been longing for. Not only do they flaunt the beauty of reclaimed wood, they are also an entirely functional piece for the kitchen or dining table. I hope you found this information informative and neat like I did! I love having the warmth of reclaimed wood pieces into my home and these trivets are the perfect way to do just that.