Woodshop Class - Napkin Holder

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Students will make a matching napkin holder and a trivet out of a single laminate board with contrasting colors. Students will learn how to setup and use the router table to cut dados and round over edges. Finishing techniques including applying shellac and mineral oil will also be demonstrated.


For tool guides and manuals, see: Woodshop Tools

  • Table Saw
  • Clamps and Cauls
  • Compound miter (“chop”) saw
  • Planer
  • Router Table
  • Sanders (fixed and portable)


Spark members will be certified for use on the compound miter saw and router table as part of this class.


  • Clear, light grained hardwoods (4/4 by 6 ½” x 30” nominal)
  • Wood Glue
  • Shellac
  • Mineral Oil
  • Rubber Feet (x4)
  • JB 5 min Clear Weld

This class uses both wood glue and epoxy for instructional purposes. Either adhesive could be used in all applications.


Download Napkin Holder and Trivet Class Handout