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Comment by Ken Darga on June 15, 2011 at 3:59pm

Howdy Norman,

You can make it to a size you desire---suitable for your needs.

Ex: 3ft long, the width of your entry door, and 18-24" deep.

Select the o/a (overall) size, so as to utilize a full board material size---ex cut and ripped from a 1x 10 x (random length) cedar.


If you're new at wood working, you can make sketches/drawings or make temporary templates from cardboard, before tackling the project and cutting up the wood.

TIP: allow material for the saw kerfs.


Place the cardboard pieces on a suitable flat surface, tape the pieces in place, step back and have a look-see----if it's to your liking---''go for it''.


TIP:  make the pieces a ''tad'' longer, so that if any pieces don't align, you can trim afterwards.


Steve's video, gives detailed instructions---

Comment by Ken Darga on June 15, 2011 at 3:40pm


That is a great looking piece of work, you designed and made---very clever.

Thanks for sharing.


PS---I enjoy your website---lots of great info and tips.


Comment by norman dowdy on June 15, 2011 at 2:27pm

can we get material list and instructions on internet, thanks norman

Comment by Steve in Marin -Mere Mortals on June 15, 2011 at 12:46pm
Yeah, I thought about running the slats lengthwise, but determined (as Ken mentioned) that they might end up sagging or even spring a bit when standing on them. Plus, the slats are pretty narrow; I didn't want them to possibly crack. I then thought for a moment about adding a center support underneath, but opted to keep the design as simple as possible.
Comment by Ken Darga on June 15, 2011 at 9:21am

Running the slats the long dimension, (side-to-side), will result in increased sagging/distortion, over time, and not be flat, (the surfaces in the same plane).


Comment by Monica Jackson on June 12, 2011 at 11:23am
This is pretty darn funny.  Checking out the site because i just got my kreg jig and trying to pick that first project.
Comment by Stanley C. Pearse on June 9, 2011 at 3:20pm
I think the slats should be running sideways not top down.  The reason why is if someone has mud on there shoes then the top of the slats would "scrape" the debris off.  Just an observation from someone else who lives in Novato.  Great to see that there is someone else from here on this forum.
Comment by norman dowdy on May 24, 2011 at 7:05am
would like to have plans for this, if available, if so where can obtain  ND
Comment by PK on April 22, 2011 at 8:57am
Do you have a written plan for this?  It looks great and would be fun to build.
Comment by Kevin J. Kelly on April 14, 2011 at 1:53pm

Nice job on both the video and door mat.

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