That's just grate

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Project by oldnovice posted 11-22-2015 05:35 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a plain sisal/jute door mat outside my garage entry door that gets water logged when the rain is from the wrong direction. The only way to have it dry is to lift in off of the cement and set it on edge.

When it does get wet It is heavy so I took some old cedar fence boards, cut them up into 3/4” strips, dadoed the upper rails on my router table, glued them together with Titebond, and voilĂ  a door mat riser.
One weekend of waiting for the glue to dry!
But now I am ready if it ever rains in California again.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 05:50 AM

Good idea. Small things to make life more pleasurable.


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#2 posted 11-22-2015 06:41 AM

Despite grate opposition, Hans went to the mat and emerged victorious!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 06:48 AM

DeLayne, you must be feeling better!
Or, at least your funny bone has not been affected!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 04:58 PM

Grate project Hans!


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#5 posted 11-22-2015 07:01 PM

Great idea…..I need to add this to my list…....

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#6 posted 11-22-2015 07:08 PM

But what you gonna do when it fills with snow and freezes over?

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#7 posted 11-23-2015 01:09 AM

JoeinGa, if it snows in San Jose California we will move somewhere else!
We have lived here for almost 20 years and have only seen flakes in the air that melted before they hit the ground!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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