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Modern Concrete Doorstop with Rope Handle

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A modern concrete doorstop with a rope handle adds some much needed functional decor to my back hallway.  Watch how easy this concrete project is to make and learn how you can make one for your own home.

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Modern Concrete Doorstop with Rope Handle

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I love opening the windows and letting a nice breeze flow through my home, especially after a long winter.  Unfortunately there’s a catch.  When we open the back door and patio door it can create a bit of a wind tunnel and our big metal back door slams shut.  This Spring I decided I wasn’t going to let that happen anymore, I set out to make a doorstop that would hold the metal door open and allow a nice breeze between both screen doors.  The solution came in the form of this concrete doorstop.  It’s heavy enough to hold the door open, yet small enough not to trip anyone up as they are coming and going.   

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Concrete door stop supplies

  • 2 cups Quikrete 5000 concrete mix
  • 1 cup water (you may not use all of this)
  • Bucket
  • Mixing stick
  • Thick rope
  • Metal pipe coupling
  • Juice container
  • Duct tape
  • Gloves and paper to protect your hands and work surface
  • Sand paper 
  • Gold paint ( I love this stuff) to decorate the doorstop
  • Felt and glue for the bottom to protect your floors

concrete door stop supplies

quikrete 5000 concrete door stop

Before you begin, protect your work surface and hands and be sure to use disposable containers for your project.  

Start by adding the concrete mix to your bucket and slowly stir in water until you achieve a thick but pourable consistency. 

Next, pour the concrete into the juice container and tap the sides to help it settle and remove any bubbles.

To add the rope handle, push the ends of the rope into the coupling to hold them tight, then push the coupling down into the concrete.  Secure it in place with duct tape.  This will keep the rope and coupling in place and not allow it to sink down further. 

Allow the concrete doorstop to dry for 20 hours. 

Once it’s dry, remove the tape and container, sand any rough edges, and decorate with paint.  Add a piece of felt to the bottom of the concrete to protect your floors. 

This modern concrete door stop is the perfect solution for my wind tunnel.  It’s holds the heavy metal door open and allows a nice breeze to pass through my home.  I love that it is on the small side and doesn’t get in the way, it looks like a modern decoration in my back hall.

concrete door stop with rope handle

I hope you found this post helpful and you are inspired to create your own concrete doorstop.

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Friday 4th of May 2018

Thanks for a great tutorial! it looks beautiful and seems like a great first concrete project for me... One thing I'm not sure I understood is how did you secure the tape and where to? Did you attach it to the container from the outside?


Tuesday 8th of May 2018

Hi Tammy. I used the tape as a brace for the rope. I stuck it to the sides of the container and looped it through the rope. I used quite a few pieces in order to keep the rope at the level I wanted it so it wouldn't sink down into the cement. Hope that clears it up a bit, thanks so much for reading.


Monday 30th of April 2018

Hi Sarah,

What a fantastic idea. I love that it’s modern. I will definitely be making a few of these.

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