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My DIY Workshop: Outdoor Wooden Doormat

Through a unique partnership with The Home Depot, I created a unique wood & rope outdoor wooden doormat, ideal for any doorway in your home.


When I first received the project brief, I loved the elegant simplicity of it, and knew that it’s be a great springboard for creativity. Instantly, I started to think of how to best remove the dirt and debris from the mat itself. To solve this problem, I came up with a “T-shaped” groove down the middle and a double chamfered edge to guide dirt downward and off the top of the mat.

A few unique tools/materials I used were:

  • 7-1/4″ Compound Miter Saw
  • 1-1/2hp Router w/ 1/4″ shank bits
  • Router table
  • Outdoor-rated Polyurethane (Spar Urethane)

You can see a photographic step-by-step below:

For the DIY Workshop, you’d be building the first image (seen below), which you could always modify. Both mine, and the DIY Workshop version are made with 1/4″ Sisal rope and 36″ Pressure Treated railing balusters — total cost (not including finishing, about $15.


Some things to note about the Home Depot DIY Workshops:

  • 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.
  • Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
  • Visit to learn more.

Also, be sure to register for your local class here: .


You can see other variations from some of my blogger buddies below:
House of Wood
Shades of Blue Interiors
Place of My Taste
Bower Power Blog
Making Home Base
Build Basic
Sawdust 2 Stitches
My Love 2 Create
Her Toolbelt
Addicted 2 DIY
That’s My Letter
Brooklyn Limestone
Wills Casa
The Bold Abode
Fix This Build That
Build It, Craft It, Love It
DIY Huntress
Sawdust To Sequins
Remodelando La Casa
The Batchelor Way
The Kim Six Fix
Heathered Nest
Creatively Living

Hope you register today, and enjoy your new outdoor wooden doormat!


About Frank (232 Articles)
Frank Kecseti is the twenty-something maker and mastermind behind the blog Glued-N-Screwed. As a newly-minted fiancé, he also finds himself in the middle of a DIY lifestyle filled with “Honey, I’ve got an idea!” Passionate about resurrecting old tools and repairing things around the house (that weren’t necessarily broken to begin with), he relies on a mix of instinct, curiosity and guidance from the old pros to take his projects over the top.
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