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Saw this on Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Made of Cypress wood and finished with clear deck stain.
Apr 16, 2013
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#1 posted 04-16-2013 01:01 PM
Looks simple yet very functional. Good job
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#2 posted 04-16-2013 01:13 PM
Nice, I need a new one for my front door. Thanks for the idea.
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#3 posted 04-16-2013 03:09 PM
Great work I watched his video on this a while ago and thought it was a great project. Well done.
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#4 posted 04-16-2013 07:25 PM
Great looking doormat!
Question for you: How does it perform in actual use? Does it work as well as other types of doormats, like carpet scraps, or bamboo?
The reason I’m asking, is that I’ve seen this type of design for a showermat, and I’ve thought about building one, but wondered how it performed compared with a regular showermat.
Thanks, and keep up the good work!
#5 posted 04-16-2013 09:40 PM
Don’t know yet, actually. Took the picture just after applying the deck stain which needed 24 hours to dry before use. Been kinda busy so it’s still sitting in the shop. Since it is made of Cypress and has deck stain on it, it should last for many years. Cypress is known for it’s resistance to rot. That’s why I chose that wood. Go ahead and make one. You won’t regret it. I used 3/16 all-thread to hold the slats together spaced with plastic plumbing washers. The ends of the all-thread go into holes drilled into the end pieces. I’ve seen these sold online for $75 and this one might have cost me $10 including the wood and stain. I do plan on making another one to put on ebay just to see if it will sell. If so, I may make a lot more in the future.
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