How to Make an Outdoor Foot Wash Station

It's easier than ever to keep little (and big!) feet from tracking mud into the house with this clever cleaning station.

It’s easier than ever to keep little (and big) feet from tracking dirt into the house with this clever foot washing station.

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

It’s easier than ever to keep little (and big) feet from tracking dirt into the house with this clever foot washing station.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Materials Needed

  • 2"x6"x8' redwood or pressure-treated lumber
  • river stones
  • 2-inch decking screws
  • polyethylene weed fabric
  • 1 pint polyurethane
  • measuring tape
  • drill
  • staple gun
  • paintbrush
  • scissors

Pre-Cut Wood 

You'll need four pieces of 2"x6" lumber, cut to 18 inches long. To avoid using a saw, ask your local home improvement store to do the cuts for you.

To avoid using a saw, have the home improvement center do the cuts for you. You’ll need 4 pieces of 2 in. x 6 in. s lumber, cut to 18-inches long.

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

To avoid using a saw, have the home improvement center do the cuts for you. You’ll need 4 pieces of 2 in. x 6 in. s lumber, cut to 18-inches long.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Assemble Box 

Butt the four pieces together into a box shape, and secure using wood glue and three 2-inch decking screws on each corner.

Step 2- Assemble Box
Butt the four pieces together into a box shape and secure using wood glue and three 2-inch decking screws on each corner.

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

Step 2- Assemble Box Butt the four pieces together into a box shape and secure using wood glue and three 2-inch decking screws on each corner.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Seal With Poly 

Paint on the polyurethane to help seal the wood and protect it from moisture and UV rays.

Step 3- Seal with Poly
Paint on the polyurethane to help seal the wood and protect it from moisture and UV rays.

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

Step 3- Seal with Poly Paint on the polyurethane to help seal the wood and protect it from moisture and UV rays.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Attach Weed Block 

Cut a piece of weed block to fit the square. Secure the weed-blocking fabric to the bottom of the box using a staple gun.

Step 4- Attach Weed Block
Cut a piece of weed block to fit the square. Secure the weed blocking fabric to the bottom of the box using a staple gun.

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

Step 4- Attach Weed Block Cut a piece of weed block to fit the square. Secure the weed blocking fabric to the bottom of the box using a staple gun.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add Stones 

Put the box in place, then fill with smooth river stones. Once the stones are in you can’t move the box around, so make sure your location is near the entry and you have easy access to a garden hose.

Step 5-  Add Stones
Put the box in place then fill with smooth river stones. Once the stones are in, you can’t move the box around, so make sure your location is near the entry AND you have easy access to a garden hose!

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

Step 5- Add Stones Put the box in place then fill with smooth river stones. Once the stones are in, you can’t move the box around, so make sure your location is near the entry AND you have easy access to a garden hose!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Provide Towels + Storage

One of the last steps to creating a foot wash the whole family will use is to make sure clean towels and shoe storage are handy.

Step 6- Provide Towels & Storage 
The last steps to creating a foot washing station the whole family will use is to make sure clean towels and shoe storage are handy!

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

Step 6- Provide Towels & Storage The last steps to creating a foot washing station the whole family will use is to make sure clean towels and shoe storage are handy!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add Soap + Seating  

Complete your foot wash station with soap (use an acrylic or plastic pump bottle for safety!) and a place to sit. This folding stool is the perfect spot to sit and take off dirty shoes. Plus, it's easy to store when not in use.

Step 7- Provide Soap & Seating 
Complete your neat feet station with soap (use acrylic or plastic pump bottle for safety!) and a place to sit. This folding stool is the perfect spot to sit and take off dirty shoes, plus it’s easy to store when not in use.

DIY Be Neat Clean Your Feet Station

Step 7- Provide Soap & Seating Complete your neat feet station with soap (use acrylic or plastic pump bottle for safety!) and a place to sit. This folding stool is the perfect spot to sit and take off dirty shoes, plus it’s easy to store when not in use.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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