Doormats Tips

Create a Welcoming Float Rope Doormat through Recycling

Carpets are in use form thousands of years among different cultures. A clean carpet brings many benefits to your living place, such carpets long last, creates a relaxing and restful environment for the family and more importantly it gives a clean and beautiful look to the home. Door mates are used to in front doors to prevent debris and other dust particle entering the home along with the shoes. Most commonly used doormats are float rope doormats.
If you are the one who is concerned about keeping the home clean than you also care for a cleaner atmosphere outside. If you are among those who believe that recycling waste materials into useable form than composting a float rope doormat would be a religious duty for you.
Before I encourage you to go out check for some ropes in the compost bins, weaving your own door mate, it is a work that demands a lot of time. If you want to flex your forearms muscles and have spare time then it is an interesting activity for you.
If you have decided to embark on this creative and energetic activity, make sure that you have supplies of ropes and have a partner who shares similar thoughts with you. All you need is patience and some stamina to bring the task to completion. Once you are done with it, you will feel a sort of accomplishment. The first feel knocking at the door of your conscious will encourage you to continue this task by recycling ropes taken from compost bins.
Here is a list of important material that will be required to bring your project to completion.
  • Around 6 to 13 long sticks (wooden or pipes) depending on the required size of the doormat
  • A wooden plank or Plastic pipe that is two feet long
  • A cutter to make holes in the pipe
  • Float ropes collected from compost bins
Step: 1
First of all, you have to create a jig from the wooden plank or plastic pipe. This can be done by drilling holes that are one inch apart. To make accurate drills in the wooden plank try to mark points with a pencil so that when you start drilling it comes with ease and accuracy. Make sure to drill according to the size of wooden sticks so that remains fixed when inserted into them.
Step: 2
As you are done with the making of jig, it is the time to lift it and place it on the table. Once you are done with it, bring the wooden sticks and insert them in the drilled 13 holes. You can also use PVC pipes in case if sticks are not available. Your jig is now complete and ready to be used.
Step: 3
Bring out the ropes and choose the best one that can be used to weave a doormat.
Step: 4
Now it’s the time to construct float rope doormat. All you have to do is to employ the weaving method. Start weaving the ropes between the pipes starting from the bottom and reach the top. Once you are done remove the jig or pipes to see the finished product. Place it outside your door after giving the finishing touch.

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