|Project by OttoH||posted 05-29-2010 04:02 AM||2389 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Well it is time to work in the garden once more so . . . here is my representation of a Garden Elf Door.
This door was built out of cedar fence boards and is held together by pegs, no screws, no nails, and no glue, it is 28 inches tall and has wooden hinges.
The Garden Elf Door is a magical portal from the Elf realm to ours. A Garden Elf is 1/3 the size of your typical human, so therefore the Garden Elf Door must be built on a 1/3 scale as well. There are a few rules that must be followed in order for the door to attract an Elf to your garden. The number one rule is that it must be completely built out of dry fit wood, this means no metal (this includes screws or nails), and you must not use any glue in the assembly of the door. Metal will interfere with the portal and any Elf worth their seed will avoid using a door with metal because the portal might not let them back into the Elf realm. Using glue is a sign to the Elf that you are willing to take short cuts and if you take short cuts in creating the door you more than likely will not have the type of garden that an Elf will enjoy working in.
Another important feature or features of the garden Elf door are the peepholes. These must be naturally occurring holes such as knotholes and spaced at the proper heights in the middle board of the door. The top knothole is at a height where the Garden Elf can look through the door and the bottom knothole is at a height where the Garden Elf’s pet can look through the door to see if anyone is around before they come out to the garden to help. In addition, the pull for the door must be a cloth grip that feels good to the garden Elf, they do not want to deal with hard knobs after a long stint working in the garden.
The Garden Elf has to be very careful of the statue clause, if a Garden Elf is seen by a human they must turn into a statue. They can get up when no one is around to tend the garden (this is usually at night), but when someone comes into the garden area they must return to the place they were spotted and resume their statuesque appearance. This is why it is best to set up the Garden Elf Door where they can get out of sight in a hurry if need be.
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