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Thanks to lovely person Kelly Ware, we have a bunch of "bee wood." Scrap wood leftover from a beehive making business in the Flathead area. These sticks are about 19" long.

I keep thinking these could make some mud-trapping door mats. Which we could sure use around here with all of the hugelkultur building and earthworks lately.
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What I have in mind is something a bit like this wooden doormat from Amazon (that's an affiliate link for permies) which measures 19.7-inch by 2.4-inch by 31-1/2-inch.



It doesn't have to be exactly like this one. Our "bee wood" sticks are too short to be the 31" horizontal slats shown. Though I wonder if we made a wider frame, with two 19" sections of horizontal sticks, if that would work.

Suggestions?
 
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ok i hope my pic goes through. if your peices arent long enough you could do like my doodle and make the frame with a board down the middle, then your slats go left to middle and another one go middle to right. hope that makes sense.
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Your pic came through just great, kadence! That looks like a sweet design to me! Any ideas on a re-purposed piece of metal for a boot scraper?
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Your pic came through just great, kadence! That looks like a sweet design to me! Any ideas on a re-purposed piece of metal for a boot scraper?



Out at my dad's ranch he has a couple boot scrapers made out of a horseshoe with a thin piece of metal welded across the opening. Then there's two metal rods welded onto the round part of the shoe so that it can be pushed down into the ground and stay put.

With this specific design, you wouldn't need the rods since the horseshoe could be attached directly to the door mat. Not sure how many horseshoes you guys have laying around but I bet someone in the area would have a bunch of old ones you could get for free possibly
 
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You could just stick some old horseshoes stickin up between the slats and would be a simple way of it.

Hm... you could take and cut/split one of your wood peices down the center but so its triangle shaped, like sideways not straight middle. Then nail that board on the edge to scrape the boots on.

((Hm.... 19 inches i could make some nice triangle looms and square looms from that! haha ))
 
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