Make your entryway approachable and functional with a wooden doormat that will get you points for curb appeal.
Whether you desire an ombre pattern or are looking to mix the stained boards, planning the layout of the doormat is helpful for determining the overall size. Alternate the orientation of the boards in a horizontal and vertical pattern to create texture in your finished doormat. If you install the horizontal boards on-center to the neighboring vertical boards, the end product will be the same front and back, and it will have shallower divots.
Use a 1/4” bit, or a drill bit that is wider than the #10-24 threaded rods to predrill all of the cedar boards. Space three holes across the width of the board, on-center. The first should fall at 3” from one end, place a middle hole around 24”, and the last at 45”. To save time on measuring the holes for each board, use the first predrilled board as a template for matching the same three holes on each of the other boards.