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Forum topic by Chakra07 posted 10-14-2013 11:02 AM 815 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2013 11:02 AM

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Hey everyone,

I appreciate any input you may have to a design issue I’m having. I have a customer that has a unique project and I need some help coming up with some ideas. Basically she has taken (2) 2” x 12” X 3’ boards wood glued them together and created a 2” x 24” x 3’ board. Which she then stained a design onto and the put several coats of poly. She would like to use them (plans to make several of them) as custom area mats and has a few requests:

- would like to incorporate a transition strip of sorts, so they are not a trip hazard. She would also like it if it was possible to make the transition strips where they can easily be removed if she would like to repurpose them later. She is open to the use of wood, metal, rubber, magnets, or any custom idea as long as it has a high quality look. She just would like for them to be done right.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, as she is a client I highly value and would like to take care of.

Thanks again,


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#1 posted 10-14-2013 12:32 PM

Attach bevelled hardwood transition pieces by way of screws with metal strapping or galvanized sheet metal (hidden) underneath the mats ?

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#2 posted 10-14-2013 02:15 PM

Cutting a 30 deg chamfer into the boards before staining would greatly reduce the trip hazard issue and would provide a finished 3d look. this could also be done as stated above. For attaching attaching something to the sides I like the pocket holes, they are strong, fast easy and hidden. I have to assume that these are being placed on some sort of non slip padding….

Adding a photo to the blog would likely yield more options.
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