LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Chris H. Olsen) - Make a rock bed for cleaning off your feet or dirty shoes.

With all the rain we have had lately, yard work and gardening may mean muddy feet. If you’re having trouble finding a good spot to rinse off your feet, make one. Just a few things are needed to create this fun, contemporary addition to your garden decor.


  • Scrap Wood - 4 equal length 1x2 pieces
  • Woodscrews
  • Screwdriver or Drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Optional - Paint or Thompson's Water Seal
  • Large Pebbles
  • Water Can to rinse feet or shoes if no hose

Make a simple frame using the scrap wood and screws. Sand off any rough or splintery areas. Paint or treat with sealant if desired. Place in a convenient spot near door and/or water hose. Fill with pebbles. Step on. Rearrange the pebbles until they are comfortable to stand on. Go walk in some mud and test it out!