DIY Knee Kicker Carpet Stretcher

Kim Oliver
by Kim Oliver
4 Materials
1 Hour
I needed to stretch the carpet in a couple of rooms in the house we are selling. I didn't want to spend $80.00 to $100.00 dollars on a tool that I would probably never use again, so I made one. For a one-time use, this tool worked really good.
Wood scraps, wood screws, carpet scraps, and duct tape.
Two deck boards screwed together with tongue and groove pine scraps form the body. I used a scrap 2x6 with backing pieces of pine for support for the kick plate. The padding is five pieces of old carpet that I had in the attic cut to the same size as the kick plate. Hold the pieces together and duct tape them into a cushion shape. The pad is then attached to the kick plate using more of the same tape.
The front of the kicker, where it needs to grab the carpet. I used one and a half inch wood screws slanted forwards from the top of the pine board. The screws protrude from the bottom about one quarter to three eights of an inch. The board was then screwed onto the bottom of the deck board.
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