How to Make Coasters Out of Laminate Flooring Samples

This post is completely out of character for this blog, but I had a little fun in the wood shop last night and wanted to share.

Recently, my wife and I were doing a little work in our house, and we picked up quite a few flooring samples from the local home stores to see our options.

Once we finished our project, the samples were laying in the shop and we still needed coasters to match the new look of our room. After searching several stores for just the right coasters without any luck, it hit me. We have the matching look sitting in the shop.

The video above is how I went about making the coasters. Of course, there are several ways of shaping and finishing them. In fact, as my son and I were looking at the final video, we laughed because you do not even have to round the edges if you do not want to. We joked, “How to make a coaster out of laminate flooring samples. Step 1: get sample. Step 2: place drink on it.”

The one step I did not include in the video is how I removed the factory sticker off the back. Most samples come with a large sticker on the back with the product information. The key to removing them is to break down the adhesive before you try to peel them off. Goo Gone or other similar products will do the trick.

If you have done this before, or if you make some of these yourself, share your ideas and experience in the comments.

D. Eaton

The Valley of Achor (Hosea 2:6-15)

This morning I had the privilege of preaching at Bethel Grace Baptist Church. The sermon is one that was heavy, but I pray, in the end, lifts you up. We serve a sovereign God, and any suffering you experience in this life will not be wasted. Often, it is in that valley that you hear the Lord speaking tenderly to you.

The video is of the entire church service, but the sermon begins around the 40 min mark. Click to the link below to watch on YouTube.

The Valley of Achor

Good and Gracious King by CityAlight

May your spirit soar as you worship your king with this beautiful song.

I approach the throne of glory
Nothing in my hands I bring
But the promise of acceptance
From a good and gracious King

I will give to You my burden
As You give to me Your strength
Come and fill me with Your Spirit
As I sing to You this praise

You deserve the greater glory
Overcome, I lift my voice
To the King in need of nothing
Empty handed I rejoice

You deserve the greater glory
Overcome with joy I sing
By Your love I am accepted
You’re a good and gracious King

O what grace that You would see me
As Your child and as Your friend
Safe, secure in You forever
I pour out my praise again

You deserve the greater glory
Overcome, I lift my voice
To the King in need of nothing
Empty handed I rejoice

You deserve the greater glory
Overcome with joy I sing
By Your love I am accepted
You’re a good and gracious King

Holy, holy, Lord Almighty
Good and gracious
Good and gracious
Holy, holy, Lord Almighty
Good and gracious King

Holy, holy, Lord Almighty
Good and gracious
Good and gracious
Holy, holy, Lord Almighty
Good and gracious King

You deserve the greater glory
Overcome, I lift my voice
To the King in need of nothing
Empty handed I rejoice

You deserve the greater glory
Overcome with joy I sing
By Your love I am accepted
You’re a good and gracious King

-CityAlight

Depart From Me, I Never Knew You

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It is hard to believe that it has been almost nine years since I posted the video below on YouTube. Of course, some of the images in the video make it look like it is 20 years old. Though the media may be dated, the truth stays the same. This is a clip from a sermon I preached called, Can You Lose Your Salvation?