I love finding projects to build with what I would consider workshop scraps. I HATE to throw anything out. I have various bins for leftover material and it is a thrill when I find a plan to make use of the scraps. Heck, the cedar bat house plans were built from leftover items from the privacy fence plans.
The following plan is for an incredibly colorful floor mat. The free wood plan comes from Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine. The beauty of the plans that come directly from the home centers is that you can walk in with the plan and walk out with 100% of your material (usually).
If you have been a woodworker for any length of time, you probably have enough scrap lumber to build this floor mat without purchasing extra. I know that I certainly do. In addition to the leftover lumber, I have an abundance of paint that is left over from my home and a number of fixer-upper projects. FINALLY, a use.
I am very excited to build this floor mat for our cottage (tentatively named “sandy bottoms”).
Click on the image for the full plans.
Wooden Floor Mat measured drawing