In November, 2004 - I decided to make a rug for my kitchen and knew that I couldn't weave it on my 24" loom. The dimensions of the rug needed to be about 30" x 42" and I was planning to make a traditional braided rug, using cotton rags rather than wool. But I didn't want an oval shape - so I decided to weave the braids on a "door loom" and create a rectangular rug.
A door was the perfect size (30" wide) and plenty of height for the 42" length. I used PVC pipe (1-inch) for the top & bottom beams and then used wooden dowels for the warp beams (3/4-inch).
I mounted the beams by nailing a wooden block to the edge of the door and adding a pipe clamp to hold the PVC in place.
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