Wooden Floor Mat

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Project by Daris posted 05-02-2012 02:03 AM 2054 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve seen various versions of wooden floor mat’s online now for a while.  Just Google Wooden Floor Mat’s and you’ll see plenty of them.  I settled on a version of one that would work well for me; where of all places do you ask?  Lowe’s.  Yep.  Apparently Lowe’s actually has quite a list of free plans that are available to download for free.  Here are some links over to the Lowe’s website where I found this.

Lowe’s Creative Ideas Website

Wooden Floor Mat-Lowe's Creative Ideas
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Door Mat Lumber

For my version of the wooden mat I stuck pretty close to the project design.  Fortunately for me I had enough scrap pieces of 1×2 pine lumber that I was able to build this on the cheap.  For this project you’ll need to cut 36 – 9” pieces.  To ensure that everything is consistent I used a stop block on my miter saw.  I did this by clamping a scrap piece of wood on my miter saw and I made quick work out of this.


Door Mat Saw Block

Door Mat Drill Press

Next up, I needed to drill a hole in each end of the wood block.  Using my drill press I drilled a total of 72 holes.  Again I used a jig on my drill press to ensure I had consistent holes on each block.  To drill the holes I used a 5/16” drill.



Door Mat Assembly

Door Mat Hack Saw Trim

After drilling all of my holes, I moved on to sanding all of my pieces.  All of the pine I was using was pretty fine so I was able to do a quick pass with a medium grit paper, and then a final pass with a fine grit paper.drill press and inset it on both ends 1 – 1/8”.




Door Mat Trick for Screw Groove

When it came to finishing up the wood I debated a little bit.  I could use a simple deck stain and keeping the natural look of wood, or I could add a little color and hopefully avoid having to re stain every year.  Ultimately I chose to paint my project with a Red, White, and Blue theme. To see more info on this project and additional pictures check out my entry over at: woodlogger


Door Mat Assembly

-- Daris, Indianapolis,

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#1 posted 05-02-2012 02:17 AM

Great looking mat, I agree with all the great plans at Lowes, I built my composter from Lowes plans. Here is a link if your interested

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-02-2012 03:02 PM

Love the color…..Great photo layout. You really did a nice job with your mat.

-- Bill Native Texan

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