There have been a lot of trivets produced with wine corks, but what about going whole hog and just making a countertop out of those corks? You’ll need a lot more corks of course, but you’ll end up with a burn resistant, break resistant, easily replaceable work surface. I think this is a particularly cool idea for a cooktop surround, where you’re always looking to set down hot pans. I haven’t seen anyone do this yet, but this project is a good start.
From conservation to crafting, how you can save the world one cork at a time