Wooden bathmats are all the rage these days, and it turns out they are shockingly easy to make yourself. (Thanks Ikea!) Seriously. These things practically make themselves. They really do.
Step 1: The hardest part of this project may be deciding the configuration and size of your bathmat. The deck pieces come in four-square sheets measuring one-foot-square, so we decided to cut one of those in half to make a mat that was 1 1/2 ft deep and 2 ft wide. That means we only used three of the nine tiles that come in the $30 package. Long story short, if you make them the dimensions we did, you could make three bathmats for less than the price you’d paid for one at the store.
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Step 2: After you’ve laid out your configuration (and decided what needs to be cut), find a good work surface, put on your safety goggles, and get to cutting. I was able to do it with a Dremel 426 cutoff wheel without a problem. I cut off both the access pieces of decking and the little bits of locking plastic left behind.
Step 3: Once the pieces are cut, simply click the deck pieces together.
Step 4: Spray water sealant evenly and according to directions on the can. Be careful not to saturate the wood, it only needs a light coating.
Step 5: Let dry for 24-48 hours. Impress all of your friends!