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Project by Canexican posted 2047 days ago 3532 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well everyone, I have seen fairy doors on LJ from time to time and I thought my little girl would love to have one of these in her room. This one is made out of Maple, Walnut and Lace wood for the door. I distressed all the material with a dremel to give it an aged and magical look. I dadoed in some metal strapping for the door and painted them. The handle is a fancy bead from the hobby store. A couple coats of Danish oil and a top coat of polyurethane and I have a fairy door.

I had my wife write a little story from the fairly to our daughter, and I printed it on some fancy paper in 2 point font. You have to use a magnifying glass to read it and it turned out really cool. I placed the letter and some pixy dust on the door to get it ready for my daughter as a surprise.

Well we brought our daughter home from a night at Nana’s and she went in her room. A little while later she came out very excited to tell us what she had found. My wife and I went with her to see what she was talking about. After some time we got out the magnifying glass to read the letter and that was a little too much for her. She got scared… We had to tell her that it was something that I made for her, and her Mom wrote the letter and the pixy dust was from the hobby store.

Her reaction was not what I was expecting… but after all the ensuring that no little creature would come out of the door; she stopped crying and was fine with having it still in her room.

-- www.woodshopdude.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2047 days ago

oops.
but she was excited at first! lol oh dear.
how old is she??
and what did the note say.

wonderful door. I might just copy some of your features on my next one! Well done, even if the result was a fear of fairies…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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g1hopper

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#2 posted 2047 days ago

Great door and funny story. I am sure she will be telling her friends about the door.
This is the first I have heard of Fairy Doors. I will have to remember them for when my daughter get older. She is only 4 months right now.

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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mtnwild

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#3 posted 2047 days ago

You did too good a job. LOL, Looks too real. I first thought how I could see that door being used. Nice.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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TedM

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#4 posted 2047 days ago

This was a great story, and one that no doubt will be a treasure, and a pleasure, to tell in days to come. Thanks for sharing.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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motthunter

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#5 posted 2047 days ago

that sure is fun… thanks for posting

-- making sawdust....

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Canexican

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#6 posted 2047 days ago

Debbie,

She is 6 and a half years old. I thought this would be the perfect age for a fairy door. She just finished reading the Spiderwick Chronicles with a little help from her Mom, that may have been the issue.
The letter introduced the fairy to our daughters and instructed them that they were the protectors of her door, and to make sure no harm will come to it. She was a good fairy, I thought…

Thanks

-- www.woodshopdude.com

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2047 days ago

well it all sounds good… you just never know what lies in their minds.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Tom Goodman

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#8 posted 2047 days ago

Great job. I Absolutely love it. I added it to my favorite list, My kids are grown and no grand kids as of yet. But I might make one for my room….Hummm…never mind ..forget that I said that.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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jim1953

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#9 posted 2047 days ago

Great Fairy Door and story

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Kate

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#10 posted 2044 days ago

I love it. I’m with Tom. I want one….

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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GaryCN

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#11 posted 2032 days ago

The Fairy Door at Google can be seen here
http://urban-fairies.com/locationspages/GOOGLE.html
general info
http://urban-fairies.com/
I still need to make my 1st one

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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Moron

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#12 posted 1754 days ago

Love it.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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MrWizard

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#13 posted 755 days ago

Thats a great story. She will understand in time no doubt. Thanks for sharing.

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