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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.
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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  • Scott Flynn
    on Dec 26, 2017

    I desperately need one for my APT. Door as well, but....the inside and outside of the Apartment is carpeted. Do you think it could still work? I only ask as I see your floor is tiled.

  • Cyn15332276
    on Jan 6, 2018

    Is it water proof.

    • Choyce
      on Jan 6, 2018

      no it is not waterproof, as it serves a totally indoor area, there was no need. On the plus side, it is washable.

  • Sharon Falco
    on Jan 7, 2018

    I just found angled pieces of cardboard lying on my dinning room table from a fireplace heater we purchased! Guess what I am making?

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  • Jgl7933775
    on Jan 13, 2018

    yes I will!

  • Kat16249367
    on Jan 25, 2018

    I need to do this right now! I had lots of snow blow in right inside the storm door, that it left several inches on floor and some on the indoor wreath! How best to find the heavy bent cardboard?

    • Choyce
      on Jan 25, 2018

      Good question Mine came as packing material with a new barbecue. What you could try is making a channel in the center the width of the door, then slide two things on either side, like a pool noodle cut in half? let us know how that goes!

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