How to create an outdoor muddy boot cleaner

How to create an outdoor muddy boot cleaner

  • Difficulty
    Medium

Introduction

Do you dread muddy boot season? Keeping your boots clean and mud-free can be quite the task. Not to mention the muddy floors too. To avoid tough boot scrubbing and those muddy floor cleanup sessions, follow our easy guide to learn how to create your own budget-friendly DIY wooden boot cleaner. You’ll thank us later!

You need
  • Pen/potlood
  • Wood Glue
  • Clamp
  • Tape measure
  • Wood screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Wooden planks
  • Broom head brushes
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 5

Measure and Cut The Main Planks

Cutting one of the wooden planks using the Dremel 8260 and the Multipurpose Cutting Kit (565).

To create the base, measure out the planks to your desired size. Try using the Dremel App to select the correct cutting accessory for your material, along with the reccommended RPM. Go ahead and cut the base pieces down to size following the markings.

Step 2 5

Cut and Attach The Feet

Apply wood glue to the feet for the bottom of the boot cleaner structure.

Measure out the two base pieces to your desired size. To fix the base in place, glue down the planks using a strong wood glue. Once dry, grab the Dremel Precision Drill bit set (628) and drill multiple pilot holes for some screws. The will securely fix the base to create the main base structure.

 

Step 3 5

Attach the Bottom and Side Brushes

All four brush sides being alligned to the structure.

Apply some more wood glue to the bottom of two wooden brushes and place in the center of the board. For a more secure hold, you can dril more holes through the brushes into the board, and add some screws. Measure and cut four additional wooden pieces to secure the side brushes in place.

Step 4 5

Sanding Time!

Sanding the edge of the wooden structure using the Dremel 8260 and the Sanding band 13mm 60 grit (408).

For a smoother finish, sand down any rough edges to the wood with a Dremel Sanding band 13mm 60 grit (408) and mandrel.

Step 5 5

The Finished Boot Cleaner

The finished boot cleaner being used by someone with muddy boots.

Your boot cleaner is complete! Keep it outside your front door to clean off those muddy boots and protect your beautiful home.