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Quick Homemade DIY Wooden Doormat

One of the easiest ways to dress up your home is with homemade wooden projects. They look very high end but in fact, many of them are super easy and cheap to make! Take this easy DIY wooden doormat for example. It resembles what you might see in a Frontgate or Pottery Barn catalog, yet it’s simple to make yourself at home for a small fraction of the cost to order!

 

DIY Wooden Doormat

DIY Wooden Doormat

 

This project really only takes a short amount of time, a minimum of materials, and you don’t have to be an expert woodworker to make this easily yourself!

 

DIY Wooden Doormat
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
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Yields
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Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
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Ingredients
  1. 2 – 2x2x8 Pieces of Pine Wood
  2. Stain
  3. Shop Towels
  4. Rubber Gloves (optional)
  5. Handsaw or Miter Saw
  6. Small Rope
  7. Drill with 3/8-inch Bit
Instructions
  1. Cut your 2x2s into 8 20-inch pieces using your handsaw or miter saw.
  2. On each end of your pieces of wood, measure in 4 inches and then using your drill and bit, put a hole at each end where you measured to.
  3. Stain all of your 2x2s by folding a shop towel multiple times so that it’s dippable and easy to hold. If desired, wear your rubber gloves at this point so your hands don’t get stained.
  4. To stain, dip the tip of your shop towel into the can of stain and start rubbing it back and forth on each piece of wood, following the grain of the wood. Once covered completely, take another dry shop towel and wipe each piece of wood down. Allow to dry for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Once dry, start with one piece of wood and slip your rope through each hole on each end and tie a square knot. Now, tie a square knot on the other end of the rope so that there are two knots, one on top of the piece of wood and one under.
  6. Slip your next piece of wood on and then tie a square knot in the rope. Keep doing this until all your pieces of wood are on the rope with knots in between all of them. End by tying a square knot and cutting off the excess rope.
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Cut your 2x2s into 8 20-inch pieces using your hand saw or miter saw.

Cutting with with Miter Saw

 

On each end of your pieces of wood, measure in 4 inches and then using your drill and bit, put a hole at each end where you measured to.

 

drill holes in 2x2's

 

Stain all of your 2x2s by folding a shop towel multiple times so that it’s dippable and easy to hold. If desired, wear your rubber gloves at this point so your hands don’t get stained.

To stain, dip the tip of your shop towel into the can of stain and start rubbing it back and forth on each piece of wood, following the grain of the wood. Once covered completely, take another dry shop towel and wipe each piece of wood down. Allow them to dry for about 20-30 minutes.

 

staining the wood

 

Once dry, start with one piece of wood and slip your rope through each hole on each end and tie a square knot. Now, tie a square knot on the other end of the rope so that there are two knots, one on top of the piece of wood and one under.

 

Assembling the DIY Wooden Doormat

 

Slip your next piece of wood on and then tie a square knot in the rope. Keep doing this until all your pieces of wood are on the rope with knots in between all of them. End by tying a square knot and cutting off the excess rope.

 

DIY Wooden Doormat

 

Easy! 

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