Make a wooden bathmat
Add a splash of colour to bath time with this pretty – and practical – accessory.
You will need SHOPPING LIST
• 22 x 22mm pine battens
( see sketch opposite)
• Woodoc Water-Borne Deck
• Woodoc Colours in the colour Mulberry
• jigsaw and G-clamp
• drill with 5mm wood bit
• 15m x 4mm nylon string
This sketch is your cutting and drilling guide. It indicates the amount of strips you need to cut to specific sizes and where to drill the holes.
1 Using the jigsaw, cut the battens in the following measurements ( also see sketch): • twelve 70mm pieces • twenty-four 125mm pieces • eleven 305mm pieces • one 770mm piece. 2 Now drill holes in the battens, following the specific measurements above.
3 Decant some Woodoc WaterBorne Deck into two containers; about 200ml in each. Add some Woodoc Colours Mulberry to both: in one of them, add just a tiny bit and in the other one about three times as much. Mix well.
4 Paint the 125mm pieces with the lighter tint on all sides. Let the varnish dry then apply a second coat. Paint the rest of the pieces with the darker colour; apply two coats on all sides, letting the paint dry between layers.
5 Cut five 3m lengths of string. Lay your battens out vertically – first the 70mm piece and then alternate with two of the 125mm pieces and one 70mm piece ( see photo).
Make a knot at the end of each string and thread them through the holes, starting at the 770mm piece and working through all the holes.
6 Shape the pieces into a half circle and pull the strings tight by threading them through the remaining holes on the 770mm piece. Make knots to keep them in place.