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Project by crooked posted 02-23-2015 03:27 AM 5892 views 29 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite piece to date. It features an old stump a friend of mine begged me to take that I wasn’t really interested in. It sat in front of my shop for 2 years! I had a friend visiting last year that totally believes in fairies and asked me to build a fairy house for her garden. She said that fairy’s like to hide out in the V in the trunk of a tree and i immediately thought of the useless stump in front of the shop. So I got to work and came up with this fairy house complete with LED and incandescent lighting. I put way more into it than I had thought I would and didn’t want to part with it for the budget she had in mind, so I built her a much smaller house and kept this one for a future client!

-- al, colorado, crookedbirdhouse.com





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#1 posted 02-23-2015 05:07 AM

I like all the variety and level of detail. Any chance you could get a picture of the lighting shining through the windows?

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 08:52 AM

What a great work of Art…thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 09:40 AM

Wow.

Fairy good…..........................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 01:41 PM

Those fairies are darn lucky to have builder like you. Absolutely stunning home that was obviously built for those 1% ers in fairyland. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 02-23-2015 03:57 PM

Without a doubt one of the most creative and imaginative pieces I’ve ever seen on LJ. Nicely done. When can I move in?

-- Scott Morrison, Montana, http://www.finewoodworker.com

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#6 posted 02-23-2015 04:07 PM

You should also post this at http://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking/

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-23-2015 04:29 PM

Very creative.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 02-23-2015 06:19 PM

Kind of reminds me of an old neighborhood I once lived in …
You have talents that most of us can only envy … I just love this creation.
And, it just goes to show why we never throw away anything made of wood

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 02-23-2015 06:28 PM

This is a really cool project.

But I thought all fairies lived in a egalitarian utopia. Alas, there’s a high rent district in the realm of the fairies as well. I’m crushed :^P

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 02-23-2015 07:21 PM

Beyond doubt that is fantastic. I can see you spent a lot of hours do it and it is time well spent. :)

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#11 posted 02-23-2015 07:35 PM

WoW thats just amazing you have some awesome talent

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 02-23-2015 07:39 PM

This is GREAT! Nice work.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 02-23-2015 07:40 PM

WOW! That is great, the detail and craftsmanship are incredible. Thank you for sharing.

On a related topic: Have you seen the Keebler Elf Door art projects scattered around the country? Those guys have nothing on you!

-- Leafherder

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#14 posted 02-23-2015 09:50 PM

Very nice well done

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 02-23-2015 11:30 PM

Truly amazing work.

-- Ask an expert or be the expert - http://woodworking.stackexchange.com

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