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.
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.
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.
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.
I love the bright color at the front door.
It looks great with my faux painted copper door. I share this tutorial on Hometalk too!
I love that it wont shead like the old doormat we had too!
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
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Khicks4330 Khicks4330 on Jul 31, 2019

    Did you wax the string to keep it from breaking?

  • Joanie Joanie on Aug 01, 2019

    I'm skeptical......sorry......I love the looks of this, but with wood and string outside.....I'm not sure of the strength. I might try this indoors????????? Maybe

  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on Aug 03, 2019

    What type of sealer did you use on this? I'm thinking of making one but with the slats running horizontally instead. I'm a musician and I thought this would be great fun with every other slat painted black like the lines on a music staff. Thanks for sharing this!

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  • Queenbee Queenbee on May 30, 2021

    Love this idea! Would cedarwood or treated wood slats work bc of being weather resilient and then paint the slats? And also, put some sand in the paint so it is not slippery when u step on it? I think this would make a wonderful gift and even a good house warming gift?!

  • Patty Patty on Dec 13, 2022

    This is really a pretty door mat. Great idea.