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Doormat Boot Scraper

Martha Stewart Living, May 2000

When you come in from the garden, make sure mud doesn't come in with you. This mat is made of a coir, or coconut-fiber, doormat with boot brushes on each side. There should be at least 3 inches of clearance below your door so that it can open over the mat.

Find a sturdy mat, and gather push-broom heads to run along its short sides. Have a sheet of 1-inch-thick marine-grade plywood cut to size at a lumberyard; its width should equal the mat's, and its length should equal the mat's plus the width of the broom heads. Finish the plywood with marine-grade varnish. With a drill and screws, attach the mat to the plywood from above, and attach the broom heads to the board from below.

Comments (3)

  • MountainberryButterfly 8 Feb, 2009

    that's "wooden" door mats. Sorry.

  • MountainberryButterfly 8 Feb, 2009

    I just looked at the entry for making wodden door mats. This would be perfect to add to the side of them. Easy too. Just a couple of long bolts and nuts.

  • kimbean 20 Jan, 2009

    They sell similar things at any hardware store. Considering the time/money spent and since doormats need replacing every couple of years, it's better to just purchase this, I think.