Redwood doormat

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1244 days ago 5077 reads 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey, who wouldn’t like a new doormat? This one is 27” x 18” and 1.5” thick. You can make it with one 2×6 board, 8 feet long.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 1243 days ago

Looks great, Steve. I’m curious how well it works, though? I’ve never used a wooden doormat before.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 1243 days ago

Entertaining and informative

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#3 posted 1243 days ago

Thanks for the chuckles:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 1243 days ago

That’s a very nice doormat that Steve made for you. Maybe the two of you should start churning those out see if you can’t corner that exclusive Redwood Doormat market. Although, I’d hate for you to go into full production until it’s fully tested. You better send me that prototype for some extensive mid-west weather testing.

~ Dan

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Marty Backe

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#5 posted 1243 days ago

Always entertaining. I cracked up when you looked at yourself, than the camera, and stated, “Wow, this is the stupidest scene …” You have a talent for getting laughs :-)

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#6 posted 1243 days ago

thanks Steve, entertaining as always :)

Do you think it be easier to apply the deck stain before assembly so you can get the sides of the slats easier? Or does it work well to do after being assembled? Thanks

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#7 posted 1243 days ago

@Pawky: It would definitely be a better idea to stain it before assembly. I approached it like my deck…I slopped on the stain and hope it runs down the sides of the slats. In my case I wasn’t too concerned because my font door area is unexposed to direct weather, so to speak.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#8 posted 1243 days ago

Another Steveinmarin classic ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 1243 days ago

As always Stevie, good laughs and informative. Good idea and what says more than a wooden welcome matt at a Woodworkers Home than this! Good job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 1243 days ago

Hi Steve.

Old buddy, as usual you did an excellent job, both on the project and the video. Your assistant, however, leaves much to be desired. I know it’s hard to tell a relative he’s got no talent, especially a relative as close as this, but the quality of the videos demand you get up the courage to do so!

As always, tongue firmly in cheek. :)

BTW, please tell me you used stainless steel screws and rods so you won’t get those ugly black stains on the wood.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Jeremy Greiner

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#11 posted 1243 days ago

Entertaining video, and a great build idea can’t wait to make my fortune.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#12 posted 1243 days ago

Great job. You make the best videos.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#13 posted 1243 days ago

Great video as usual Steve! I had never seen a mat like this before – very cool idea and good build.


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#14 posted 1243 days ago

I once had someone ask if I could make a wooden floor mat for the bathroom that would go outside of the shower. I like the front door idea better. Oh, and great video as always!!

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#15 posted 1243 days ago

One of the best B grade movies ever. You’re in competition with “Attack of The Killer Tomatoes”. BAAWWWWWAAAAHHHH. Nice one Steve.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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