Timber Slat Door Mat with a Coastal Vibe
Timber Door Matt with a Coastal Feel
Timber Slat Door Mat with a Coastal Vibe
Mark out where to drill your holes in hardwood stakes
Timber Slat Door Mat with a Coastal Vibe
Paint timber in colours of your choice!
Timber Slat Door Mat with a Coastal Vibe
Thread rope through each timber stake and knot before threading the next timber stake.
Timber Slat Door Mat with a Coastal Vibe
 
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Timber Slat Door Mat with a Coastal Vibe

Products You'll Need Products You'll Need

  • Sisal Rope 8mm 10m (1x packet)                  
  • Hardwood stakes 38 x 38 x 1200mm (2 x pack of 6)
  • Exterior paint – Dulux Capital Blue, Taubmans Alaskan Mist
  • Cabbot’s Cabothane Clear Water Based Varnish
    (for the timber pieces that we didn’t paint)  

Tools You'll Need Tools You'll Need

  • Sand paper or Hand Held Orbital Sander 
  • Drill with 10mm Drill Bit 
  • Hand saw or Drop saw 
  • OR ask your hardware store to pre-cut timber
Step 1

Cut your timber slats to size

Cut your hardwood stakes to size. We cut our stakes to 550mm each – hence, we were able to get two pieces from each stake. You can either do this with a handsaw, drop saw or ask your local hardware store to do for you. We have used 16 timber pieces for our mat, however you can custom your sizing.

Materials ready to go.

You can use any kind of hardwood. I've used some old mixed hardwood timber stakes.

Step 2

Sand and remove edges 

Sand each timber piece until smooth paying particular attention to edges, to ensure no rough splinters.

We're using a hand-held electric sander, however sanding by hand would get the job done!

Step 3

Drill the holes

Now you have your stakes cut to size and sanded, you are ready to drill your holes out. We used a 10mm drill bit. Measure 100mm in from the edge on both ends and mark the centre - this is where you will drill your holes. Once you have your holes drilled out, smooth over holes with sandpaper to sand any rough splinters.

Drill holes. We're using a 10mm drill bit.

We're using a hand-held electric sander, however sanding by hand would get the job done!

Step 4

Ready to paint

You are now ready to paint! We used two colours and a clear timber varnish for every third piece, however the options are endless. Customise your mat to suit your home, or use left-over colours you already have in the garage.

Customise your matt by using colours of your choice.

 

Step 5

 

Thread the Rope 

 

Once your paint is dry, line up all your timber lengths in colour order. You can now start to thread your sisal rope through your 10mm holes. Halve your 10 metre rope so you have two lengths of 5 metres. Tie off knot on 1 end of each rope and start threading each piece of timber through –tying a knot on each side after each piece of timber goes on. We left approx. 200mm of rope on each end of the entry mat.

Step 5 thread the rope

Tape the ends of the rope with sticky tape to stop it fraying as you push through your holes.

Continue threading and knotting until complete

Style your front door area with your new matt and some coloured pots. 

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