The most unique doormat you can make. Weekend woodworking project.

The most unique doormat you can make. Weekend woodworking project.

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  1. Turbobuttes on July 27, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    With all due respect for your craftsmanship, doormats are supposed to allow you to clean the soles of your shoes before you step into the house. This is just a tiny portable deck on top of your deck.

  2. Joseph Bicknell on July 27, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    To sell these at small local farmer’s/craft markets, what $ would you sell them for?

  3. Alejandro Garcia Bolio on July 27, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    It’s been 12 years? 😳😂 I made several of these back then, including a couple that I use for an outdoor shower. So far the pocket hole joints still hold 👍
    Thanks for all these years sharing.

  4. Alan Gibb on July 27, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    Steve great that you showed the not so exact mitre joints we have all been there well done.

  5. Bellamy C on July 27, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Did he just say that wood is fire resistant?

  6. BlameItOnGreg on July 27, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    It seems like this wouldn’t work too well for wiping off the bottom of shoes when you’re going inside, which to me is the main purpose of a doormat. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  7. Rusty Wagner on July 27, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Pocket holes are great, but there are time when not to use them, I just haven’t found those times. I’m still looking for them. 44 years wood working.

  8. Loyd Alexander on July 27, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Yes for sure i like to just chamfer then round overs

  9. Rudi Spruell on July 27, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve used a couple of the presses that use an electric drill motor. Latching trigger is more convenient. I’ve mounted my cordless units as well as corded. Works well for small work, and especially if you have storage issues.

  10. Make-A-Woosh-Foundation on July 27, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    you could even put bristles between the strips. rope stubs or repurpose a broom

  11. Chupacabra on July 27, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    The Ewok village of your childhood is now everyone’s decks

  12. Tuvoca on July 27, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    I call it a deck. Or a boardwalk.

  13. Mountainman on July 27, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    You could also use a stainless cable or other flex able thing to run through the holes. That way it has a little flex to it once it’s all put together. Would just need to figure out what to do to the ends of the cables so it holds the boards on.

  14. Judy L. on July 27, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Okay but how does that get any dirt off of your feet?

  15. Steve Ramsey - Woodworking for Mere Mortals on July 27, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    This video has become an unexpected social experiment lol. 12 years ago I made this exact same project and posted a video: Not a single comment concerned about the perceived lack of purpose to this project. So to make it clear for many of today’s viewers:

    1) In 12 years of using this, I have NEVER walked in mud or needed to scrape the gunk off my shoes. (Why are you walking around in mud???) Nobody visiting my home has ever arrived with mud on their feet either.

    2) Nobody has ever tripped over the 1.5” rise. The threshold to the doorway itself is raised. People look where they are walking. It ain’t that difficult.

    3) You can use whatever jointery you like in your projects. Nobody but you is impressed by the woodworking techniques you use.

    4) Not everything has to have some deeper meaning or purpose. Sometimes woodworking can simply be fun and fulfill a decorative purpose. Visitors to my home always comment on the doormat and love it.

  16. B Evans on July 27, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    You’ve got a pentagram "goat of Mendez" on your wall. You like Satan?

  17. Frederic Dudley on July 27, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    I wonder if the forest is sustainably managed because of state mandates or because a company that exists because of trees, (pianos, baseball bats or simply planting new trees and managing forests for lumber)would quickly go out of business if it used up all its resources.

  18. DigitalMocking on July 27, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    I miss the old "microjig" sponsor transitions.

  19. Mark Zod on July 27, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Love this look. But wouldn’t it function better if slats went 90° to what you have so that wiping action would scrape shoe bottoms better? Maybe you are not worried about mud?

  20. JohnnySilverfoot on July 27, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    cool project. if I needed one, itd be a great project to work on.
    Mostly building shelves for around the house here.

  21. Chaser Williams on July 27, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    How in the hell did you get younger over the last 12 years?

  22. Bill Parrish on July 27, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    What was that miter sled’s sound? ‘Zzzhooot?’ 🤣

  23. Secret Story on July 27, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Slats are sideways. Turn them 90deg and they’ll have more use for someone actually wiping their feet.

  24. uaua on July 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Okay, it looks nice, but in no way that’s a doormat. It doesn’t fulfil the primary function of a doormat.

  25. lot maakchos on July 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    19:48 He spray painted it so we won’t make fun of his Ryobi drill. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  26. muttBunch on July 27, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    What I find funny, is, the folks that complain about pocket hole screws, are the ones that cannot do them right.

  27. bret smith on July 27, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    Anybody know whether that is a 8 or ten inch drill press.

  28. John Whitfield on July 27, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    Just came here to say I think you did a beautiful job on the doormat. Those mitres are tight! Was thinking if I was to do this myself, I’d probably taper the outside top edge of the frame down to floor level, to prevent stubbing your toe on the side of the frame in the dark. Of course, you’ve probably no issue with this as you used the last one just fine for so long. Anyway, great video and keep on keepin’ on.

  29. Danwrnr1 on July 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    why do you leave a build up of wood chips under your stack at the drill press? it certainly does not improve the accuracy of the drilled hole

  30. Andrew Jolly on July 27, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    This looks really nice and is really well made, im confused however about how you wipe your shoes on it? Or is it more about leaving wet shoes on it?

  31. parker Azz on July 27, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Might just use this method with some extruded plastic beams for the floor in my RV shower.

  32. talopi on July 27, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Years ago I met a guy like you. He showed me an art project that he was working on – several pieces of concrete chained together at their corners with rope. He said he was calling it a carpet. So I asked him, "why are you telling people this is a carpet?", and he answered, "because I enjoy convincing people to agree to preposterous things", or something along those lines.

    This aint no doormat. If you told me it was a window shutter, I’d believe you, but a doormat? Nah

  33. James Facciolli on July 27, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Would cedar work?

  34. scottrsfooty on July 27, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Theory vs practice. Cause that’s a giant trip hazard.

  35. tartredarrow on July 27, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    The fairly obvious way around the drill press is to assemble all the boards on the rod, then run it through the table saw.

  36. Joshua Davis on July 27, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    I love this project. I totally get the meaning. Do you think it would work better if the metal rods were rotated 90 degrees so the slats are perp to your shoes. Also would it be better to have slightly wider gaps?

  37. Tarukai788 on July 27, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    The first doormat video you did was actually my introduction to your videos! Not even when it was fresh I don’t think, I just happened upon it in a recommendation or something. Here I am however many years later since I subscribed, still watching!

  38. theflourcity on July 27, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    This looks great. Almost too nice to use for a doormat. Great job!

  39. James Meyer on July 27, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Hey Steve, would you be so kind as to link or name the type of drill bit you are using at 15:42? I am looking for wood drill bits that might come in the decimal MM sizes – 9.8mm in my case. Thank you!

  40. Jeannine on July 27, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    If you made the slats run the other direction, and put slightly larger spacers between them, do you think they might be more effective at scraping the mud off of boots? It’s very pretty, but I think I’d still prefer a sissal doormat to keep the mud out of the kitchen. 🙂

  41. S Wilhelm on July 27, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    One problem: Its an absolutely terrible design idea. How can anything but stiff bristles dislodge caked on dirt and mud? Wood slats? What Einstein thought of such a pointless idea? How about smooth wood? Is that next? Polished marble? What in the world were you thinking? Sure it looks nice but it DOESN’T WORK. I noticed that a lot of very skilled woodworkers have very poor conceptual ideas. But that’s OK. Just work with someone who is a good designer and you’ll come out with a stupendous project. After all, who doesn’t LIKE wood? We all do. The problem is wood is vulnerable to the elements, it rots, it wears rather quickly, it warps, a whole host of problems. But if they can be circumvented, its a great material. And its pretty strong for its weight. Most importantly: We all love being around natural wood. In a word, its homey. Its warm and inviting. Just as a home should be.

    Want a challenging wood project? Figure out how to join two 2×4’s at a right angle in as rigid a manner as possible using a minimum of space in the brace area. (Its not easy!) I’m thinking a quality steel L bracket on each side the full width of the wood with countersunk bolt holes with grade 5 bolts. Perhaps countersunk into the wood as well so it sits flush.

  42. Dustin Louder on July 27, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Do you have a video on making your drill press table/guide? It looks useful. I inherited a little, old Harbor Freight drill press, but the table isn’t very functional other than being flat. The few times I’ve used it felt pretty unwieldy. Clamping any sort of stop block(s) isn’t easy, as the underside is not smooth.

  43. Enne on July 27, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    is the tools link broken?

  44. chad kirk on July 27, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    Hey Steve I love the project are you working on. It’s a good video and you seem to be very knowledgeable man. Couple of points you made right at the very beginning about redwood were a little off.. redwood is fire-resistant when it’s alive. In board form its one of the best kindling-woods you’ll ever find. Young redwood trees that are harvested today you still have some of the same qualities as old growth redwood but they barely compare. It’s almost like two different species. Thankfully we can’t get old growth in New boards because of the regulations and that is a good thing. Salvage is the way to go to get good quality redwood

  45. shargø†h on July 27, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    mytoollist error 404s smh

  46. Matthew Johnson on July 27, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    I stopped watching after seeing the inverted pentagram.

  47. Genn G on July 27, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Just found you (and subscribed) and enjoyed watching this video and how you show AND explain things. I inherited a bunch of tools quite some time ago and I’m finally getting around to actually figuring out what some of them are and how to use them correctly. (Have also been trying to find user guides/manuals). I tried clicking on the link for your free guide, but got a message "this page doesn’t exist." It looks like I’m required to have an account of some kind. Darn!

  48. Jesse Miller on July 27, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Steve with the hottake early that regulation is in fact a great thing

  49. Belladonna on July 27, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    First, revisiting old stuff with a new spin is always nice. The flashback to a decade ago shows so much improvement. Now, you have a better video, better joints, better workshop (with less actual stuff), and even look younger.
    Second, round-overs vs chamfers is always going to be subjective. I use roundovers for anything with hand-contact. Shelves and such always get it, and I’ve never once thought it looked dated. Chamfers go on things where fitment is important. For a doormat, they’ll look different, but neither will look more dated than the other. The wood itself is probably the most dominating ‘aging’ factor.

  50. Tom Tasker on July 27, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    i’m totally going to make one of these as a gift for my aunt, THANKS Steve!