A friend just finished getting a new deck installed and offered to give me some short pieces of leftover ipe wood if I had any good ideas for what to make with it. Having wanted to replace the welcome mat in front of our door for a while this seemed like the perfect project. Here's how to make your own doormat using scraps of wood and a bit of string. I made mine at techshop
To end up with the same size as I made you'll need enough 1" thick lumber that is 26" long or longer to cut 15 strips, each one inch wide. 3 1"x6"26" boards should do it. You'll also need some jute twine to tie the thing together.
Let's get started!