Wendi @ H2OBungalow
Wendi @ H2OBungalow
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  • Saint Petersburg, FL

DIY Wood Doormat


My DIY wood doormat is and easy one day project. I made this one 18″ x 36 1/2″ to fit our front door.
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This DIY wood doormat is super simple to make. This is what the 1″ x 1 ” wood looks like when you bring it home. I had Home Depot cut these down enough to fit in my car. I used a handsaw to cut my 24 wood slats at 18″ long each. Use a little sandpaper on the ends to smooth any rough spots. If you have a table saw, it;s easy to rip a 1" x 6" board into 1" strips too.
diy wood doormat, doors, how to, outdoor living
Make a template from paper to mark where you'll drill the holes. I marked 3 holes on each slat. One 3" from each of the two ends and one in the center.
diy wood doormat, doors, how to, outdoor living
Paint and seal your wood slats and beads. String the wood slats with a bead in between. So simple! I kept the drill handy for a hole or two that needed a little widening to fit my cord through….just put the drill bit in the hole and wiggle it around to open up the hole.
diy wood doormat, doors, how to, outdoor living
I love the bright color at the front door.
diy wood doormat, doors, how to, outdoor living
It looks great with my faux painted copper door. I share this tutorial on Hometalk too!
diy wood doormat, doors, how to, outdoor living
I love that it wont shead like the old doormat we had too!
diy wood doormat, doors, how to, outdoor living
See my blog post by clicking on the link for a litte more info and the supply list if you need additional details. This is a simple project for all skill levels!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow

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3 questions
  • Cindy Platt Hanlon
    on Jan 7, 2016

    I have a double door entry so this is a great idea to make it the size I need. What was your cost?

    • Rhoda Neish
      on Jan 7, 2016

      @Cindy Platt Hanlon I just bought 4 pieces of this wood for like 5.00 at Lowes in PA while I was at a Friends house... the beads maybe found at Dollar Tree.. so I would say under 10.00

  • Carol Cook Lucas
    on Mar 6, 2019

    What kind of string and what size and kind of beads did you use? Ie wood, or what?

    • Melanie
      on Mar 9, 2019

      I saw one of these made on the Hallmark show Home and Family

      They used paracord and wooden beads

  • Melanie
    on Mar 15, 2019

    What size beads did you use?

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  • Christina aka Queenopearls
    on Mar 14, 2016

    Hi Wendi, I adore this mat! :) I think Home Depot got wind of it and, this month (March 2016) they are offering a free class on how to make one. :)

  • M
    on Mar 6, 2019

    Off to buy some wood, thanks for the instructions.

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