DIY – Garden Mats

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments

Customers continually ask if they can burn their own holes, make their own patterns or add holes to the patterns we already sell.  The answer is absolutely!  And now, with Garden Mats 3″, 4″, 6″ and 8″ steel templates, a torch and blank material, we made it easy to Do It Yourself (DIY).

Place our blank material on a concrete floor or get some HardieBacker cement board, which is available at any lumber yard or Home Depot (it is used for tiling).  In a pinch, you can also use an old sheet of plywood.  The idea is to have a flat fire retardant surface under the material.  Once that is accomplished, lay our 16 gauge steel Garden Mats Templates on top of the material and cut your holes with a Blazer Stingray torch.  Everything is neat and easy.  All you have to supply is a fire retardant surface underneath the material and a ruler.

 

A word of caution, when cutting your own holes make sure you do not touch the metal templates or the melted plastic until they are completely cooled. They’ll be hot!  And welcome to our world, making your own holes.

Regards,

Peter

The Mat Man

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  1. naturemyth says:

    Thanks PeterI’ll try that out when the weather allows me to do it outdoors.You might want to mention fumes in your next missive.Best,BB

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