Concrete and Wood Door Stop

8 Materials
$15
2 Hours
Medium

During a recent trip to our local Ace Hardware, we discovered they had mini bags of Quikrete mortar mix. Well, we had to buy it, cause you know, “everything in mini form” is totally cute!

Now, what to do with our little mini bag? While in Target’s home accessory aisle, we happened upon a marble and wood decor piece which gave both of us the same idea- at the same time. A concrete and wood door stop!

Once home we found a beautiful scrap of wood that would become the base and on another Ace trip we found the perfect hardware to use as a handle. (Visit our website for pics of the inspiration and more details)








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Materials








We started by building a concrete mold of Legos around the perimeter of the base wood. We laid the Legos out to determine the length, then removed the wood and finished building the mold.








We used about half the bag of mortar and mixed it according to instructions, then poured it into the mold.








We used a sandpaper free sander to vibrate the bubbles out.








The concrete was left to cure for 20 hours and then removed from the mold. The Legos were a little hard to break apart so we used a pair of needle nose pliers to separate them.








We cut the wood to the size of the concrete block, then sanded it and finished it with Danish oil to bring out the wood color and grain. I’m not sure what type of wood this is, but it’s a really pretty scrap we got from a fine woodworker.








With everything dry, we applied a two part epoxy to the wood, mixed it together, and added the concrete to the top.








This project is a great one to use what you have on hand. Any type concrete would work and you can showcase whatever wood you have as well as choosing a fun piece of metal hardware as a handle. Get creative!

The doorstop also makes a great weight to use in the garage. We end up using weights to help weight things down and to help hold building projects temporarily in place.
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Suggested materials:

  • 10lb Bag Mortar Mix  (Ace)
  • U Bolt  (Ace)
  • Wood  (Scrap we had)
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1 question
  • Flor
    Flor
    on Sep 15, 2019

    Great idea. What is the measurements and final weight?

    • Flor
      Flor
      on Sep 16, 2019

      Great

      looking forward to make it, thank you.

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