|Project by TopamaxSurvivor||posted 04-11-2011 09:15 AM||2928 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
We have towering firs! They are at least 100-110 feet tall. With firs come fir needles. I can clean the deck at 9 AM and it will be covered with fir needles by noon;-(( If a noticeable wind is blowing, they will be 1/2” deep by noon!!;-(( They even get to the front yard and driveway. They seem to find their way into the house no matter how much foot wiping we do. Rugs and door mats seem to clog up in nothing flat. I decided use a pallet to make an experimental door mat. It will be bigger than a mat or rug; therefore, more steps for the offending needles to fall off. It has ample room for them to fall through and not clog up.
If this seems to work, I will built a better looking one for the door. I am going to build one for the entry from the garage too. In addition to fir needles, it may catch a little sawdust to boot ;-))
Steveinmarin builds a lot of practical projects. Maybe he’ll see this and blog an awesome design or method ;-))
-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence