Monday, March 21, 2016

DIY Wooden Door Mat Virtual Party

DIY wooden door mat

It's a party today and you don't want to miss all the beautiful wooden door mat projects we are sharing!  As part of The Home Depot DIY Workshop series 25 creative diy bloggers have come up with their own custom versions of the wooden door mat project being offered in stores this coming Saturday, March 26th at 10am

DIY wooden door mat

I  choose to use cedar boards for my custom version, I just love cedar, it's great for outdoor projects and it wears to a beautiful grey color over time.

wooden door mat with angled slats

I cut the boards at a 45 degree miter then threaded the rope through the boards using the knots as spacers in between the boards.  The complete step by step tutorial is down below.

But first the virtual party - I asked four of my blogging friends to join me in creating their own version of the wooden door mat and holy smokes look what they came up with!

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Gold and white accents door matPainted wooden door mat

 This vitrual party is bigger than just me and my four friends, there are actually 25 custom wooden door mat projects made by diy bloggers.  You definitely want to check out all the amazing and unique ideas!
If you'd like to learn how to make a wooden door mat be sure to sign up for the DIY Workshop at The Home Depot here.

DIY wooden door mat workshop

The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.  There are three types of Workshops offered: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.  You can learn how to build decor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.

The wooden door mat workshop will be held on:

Saturday, March 26th
10:00 - 11:30am

angled wooden door mat

Below are step by step instructions to make my version of the wooden door mat.  Be sure to read through all steps first and always follow all safety precautions when operating power tools.

wooden door mat free plans

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how to build a wooden door mat

Step 1: Create the frame.  Attach (2) 15" short sides to (2) 30" long sides using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.

how to build a wooden door mat

how to build a wooden door mat

Step 2: Begin the slats in one corner cutting a 45 degree mitered piece at 21 1/4" long pointto short point.  Be sure to measure your frame for exact cutting length.  Predrill holes for the rope using 5/16" drill bit and thread rope pieces halfway through tieing a knot on either side of the wood slat.  Secure the wood slat to the frame using 2" finish nails from the exterior.

how to build a wooden door mat

Continue adding more slats using the rope knots as spacers.  Be sure to measure each cut and when a rope is at the end drill a shallow hole in the frame to hide the rope ends.

how to build a wooden door mat

When the rope ends in the corner drill a hole directly into the corner and then also up through the underside in order to pull the rope through.

wooden door mat with rope

Once in position tie the rope with a knot and shove the knot back down into the hole so the doormat sits flat.

Sand the doormat well and seal with minimum two coats clear satin polyurethane.

wooden door mat


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  1. Diagonal bliss! I love the clean simple look of this!

  2. Jaime, diagonal boards are my fave, serious love!! Great job!

  3. You totally rocked those angled cuts! Nothing like cedar for outdoor projects! <3

  4. I love that you kept it natural! It makes those diagonal lines pop!

  5. Beautiful, Jaime! I love everything about it!

  6. Looks amazing! Love it :)
    xo - kb

  7. Fabulous project! Love the diagnal boards! Pinning & Sharing on my FB page:) XO-Wendi @H2OBungalow

  8. diagonal? so fun Jaime! Beautiful colors as well.


  9. It turned out so well, Jaime! I just LOVE the cedar on the diagonal - so pretty!