If I can do it, you can do it: make a doormat out of used corks! I got the idea from Readymade – their version is here (you might have to sign up to read it). Having friends who own a restaurant (as I do) will greatly speed up this project. My only deviation from the Readymade guidelines – and I’m not sure if it was one because I didn’t follow them exactly – was to make the holes quite a bit bigger than the wire, otherwise it will be horrible to thread the corks.
I used a friend’s drill press to drill most of the holes, but I did some with my handy cordless power drill, which worked just fine.
With hands aching from wire-wrangling, I didn’t know how to finish off the ends, and left them dangerously dangling for a day or so.
Then my friend and kinda sister-in-law Pohanna swooped down from Canada with her usual efferescence
and tidily coiled them up.
Hooray! I think it looks just great. Because it’s meant to go outside, I’m thinking of coating it with some varnish or something to protect it a bit.
Super thanks to Aaron Di Orio for assistance on this project.