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Project by Vjer posted 02-12-2008 12:55 PM 2171 views 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife saw these while drifting thru the net and the first thing outta her mouth was, you can do this can’t you. A bit of an underhand challenge but I took her up on it and the results are a gnome door, deck with railing and stairs. A small bridge and the windows. A fun little project…now I gotta go to work…Later…Vic

-- My mind is like brilliant flash and then it's gone.

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#1 posted 02-12-2008 01:02 PM

That is really cool looking – glad my wife will never see it :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 02-12-2008 01:20 PM

My wife would go gaga over this. Good thing we dont have any trees large enough to accomodate it. Very nice and a clever idea. Well done.

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#3 posted 02-12-2008 03:05 PM

Ditto for me as well. This is a nice “little” project. Sometimes we need to step back from our mindsets whereby we focus on the larger projects that seem to drag on forever at times and build something small just to complete a project. You rose to the challenge on this one.

Oh by the way you are not alone with the “challenge”. I am sure that this is something most of us hear from family and friends who think that are no limits to our woodworking abilities. I am a bit more realistic about my own woodworking abilities.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-12-2008 03:09 PM

You should probably cross-post this over at GardenTenders! On second thought, don’t…my wife is a member there! :)

Very fun and well done!

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 02-12-2008 03:14 PM

Nice work, my wife also wants something like this. Do you have any plans you can share?

-- Todd, Richfield MN

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#6 posted 02-12-2008 03:19 PM

Great design and construction. A fantastic job and very neat looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 02-12-2008 03:21 PM

My wife doesn’t want this…and I’d like to keep it that way :)

Very nice job!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#8 posted 02-12-2008 03:24 PM

absolutely -you have to post this over at GardenTenders.

oh my goodness.. this is SOOOOO cute. I do “have” to have one…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 02-12-2008 03:28 PM

Very cool! I really like these.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 02-12-2008 03:29 PM

I love it…........would fit right in here.

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

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#11 posted 02-12-2008 03:45 PM

Ya gotta love ‘em. Wives I mean. That looks like it was a challenge. It came out very nice, I mean CUTE. Gads, I hate that word!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 02-12-2008 04:21 PM

I have wondered where those Kebler Elf’s really lived. This is a great looking and very unique project. I have a tree in our garden where something like this would fit in great. I thank you for the insperation.

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#13 posted 02-12-2008 04:58 PM

Very cool. One of my friend’s gnome is traveling right now.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#14 posted 02-12-2008 05:19 PM

I love it, I can see a few of these around my small forest :). Well done.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#15 posted 02-12-2008 05:20 PM

Very cool idea! Adding to my list of stuff to do.

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