I Made a Draft Guard for a Door With Recycled Materials

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I desperately needed a draft guard for the door to our cold storage room. The room maintains temperatures between 40 and 45 degrees F, a huge extra fridge!

A large gap under the door was letting a lot of chilly air into the apartment. As a renter, I didn't want to nail or glue anything to the door itself, so designed a draft stopper.
Time: 1 HoursCost: $0Difficulty: Easy
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
This angled piece of heavy cardboard was part of a packing crate that came with our new barbecue.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
It isn't as long as the width of the door, but it worked out nonetheless.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
I made a sleeve, 32 inches by 8 inches. I sewed down the middle, leaving two channels.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
I stuffed one channel with bits of foam and crumpled up plastic bags.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
Then I pushed the cardboard thing into the empty side, with the high side on the outer edge.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
The whole thing slid under the door perfectly, and it stays in place even when opening and closing the door.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
In place, it is fairly unobtrusive. You could make the sleeve out of a colourful material, or even knit something.
  • i made a draft guard for a door with recycled materials
The door no longer bleeds frigid air into the apartment!

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