Stylish Coaster

I made this coaster and thought I should share the steps that I took to get my final product.

  • Get a decent looking wooden plank and evenly measure how you want to cut it up.kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster
  • Cut off the long side of the plank that is not going to be used.
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  • Cut along the measured line into separate pieces which will be used for the coasters.kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster 3kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster step 4
  • Each piece is slightly uneven. Using the shortest piece, measure the excess wood on each of the other pieces and cut it off to make each piece even.
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  • You can leave the edges sharp but I thought it will be cool to have curved corners. So using a pen and a round container, draw the curves that you will like on the corners.
    kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster step 7
  • Use a “grinder” to saw off the sharp edge to get the rounded edges.
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  • Use a saw-paper to smoothen the entire surface of the coasters.kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster step 9b
  • Drill a hole in the corner of all six pieces.kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster step 10
  • With a cylindrical stick that fits into the hole, glue the stick to the hole of the bottom piece (this will be the holder for the other coasters).
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  • Place other coasters through the stick and done.kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster step 12
  • Place on your table and feel a little bit fancy while hosting your next dinner.kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster step 12kpakpakpa.com stylish coaster Final

There are so many things that could have been done to refine the final product. I could have coated it to give it a glossy look or inscribed some quotes or logos into each coaster or maybe painted it with different colors.

 

What will you do with the coaster?

 

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Nifemi Aluko

I connect global businesses with experts, consultants and professional services in Nigeria. My technical experience is in process control & optimization for manufacturing and processing plants. I have spent the last three years building my own business and helping others with their business.  I'm passionate about business, technology, and music.

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