The original meaning of Trivet was a three-legged stand. Today it refers to anything that is placed between a hot saucepan or frypan or serving dish or bowl and a tabletop. Usually to protect the tabletop from heat damage. This is the Yuka trivet which is made from a thin slice of Teak log that is cut neat and square. The end grain surfaces are tough and hardwearing and display the beauty of the growth rings of a Teak tree. Curved steel handles are glued into two edges of the trivet allowing it to be grabbed and transported easily -just what is necessary to make this item totally functional. Even though the design is very simple we take the same care and provide the same attention to detail that we give to all our accessories to ensure you receive the best quality product into your home. This means that the handles are neat, the wood is super-smooth and the food-grade mineral oil is applied to perfection. Teak and steel are one of the great material combinations we love to use at Rico&Plato. Come shopping for them online with us.