Country Gnome Door

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 2182 days ago 4839 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aug 2, 2008

Today I got a big surprise!! in between rains, I went out to my gazebo and saw that the gnomes had been busy and made their own entrance to the building!!!

Yes, I have a gnome door at my gazebo. The wall seems to be made from a piece of old barn board.
The door appears to have been carved out of the same piece of wood.
The door frame, door cross pieces, and the window frame look like willow that they have stained to create a nice contrast to the door.

They have lights on inside, as can be seen by the glistening yellow glow in the window but they must have the light situated just right so that you can’t look in.
Also, the artistic little devils have used a leaf button they must have found lying around as the door knob.

There are now 2 gnome homes in my yard!! I wonder where they will show up next.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 2182 days ago

I’ve had a similar idea on the back burner for years. I’ve “been gonna” cut a mouse hole – Classic Cartoon style, in the baseboard, but also set up a model room inside. Table out of a spool and so forth…. something neat to capture my little ones imagination.
that is if I can; #1. put it in without ber being awares #2. keep the real mice from moving in and getting squatters rights.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Douglas Bordner

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#2 posted 2182 days ago

I wonder if it wasn’t Bob2 in his natty blue gnome suit that had a (tiny) hand in this. I’ve seen him wearing it on Facebook, Seems he got it as…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 2182 days ago

Such a neat idea!
Very creative!!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss!

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#4 posted 2182 days ago

thanks :)
I had the idea of being able to look in the window and see some furniture as well, Scott…
maybe next one.

This one just developed out of the pieces of scrap wood I picked out of the trash.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 2182 days ago

Pretty cute!

Someday you’ll have to try catch one of them gnomes, & use him for a model for a carving.

That’d be a good first carving for you. I’ve planned on carving one someday, it’s on my list.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 2182 days ago

haha I was impressed by my carving out the door!!!
Rick said “I think the router would be easier”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2182 days ago

gnomes? Are you sure? could be a different creature…

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 2182 days ago

Fun stuff…

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 2182 days ago

Hey Roz,
Is that Gnome on the TV comercials one of yours? Do you know him? Can you get his autograph?
Years ago I was stationed in the beautiful country of Wales. There was a lady how lived along my route to work that had Gnomes in her front garden which she dressed daily. I could always tell what to expect from the weather that day by glancing over at the Gnomes, yellow rain slickers, scarfs and caps, Sunglasses etc. Terry

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 2182 days ago

thanks everyone :)

Hey Cuz…. can’t say for sure. I haven’t seen the gnomes yet—their door just showed up yesterday.

That’s funny re: dressing it.
I guess if I wanted to do that then the one Dick wants me to carve would have to be a rather big one. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 2182 days ago

Hello Ms. Debbie;

Is that what keeps pokin’ holes in my shop, and messin’ up the tools?

I wouldn’t mind so much if they would clean up after themselves.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 2182 days ago

Ms Debbie, that is so cool. Now all it needs is a sign that reads: “There is no place like Gnome”

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#13 posted 2182 days ago

Lee: I think so!!! Gnomes with a sense of humour – there’s nothing worse!

FWR: haha that’s a great idea!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 2182 days ago

Pretty spiffy. I thought gnomes were taller … or is that trolls. I’m not so good with recognizing foreigners.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#15 posted 2182 days ago

Careful you don’t step on one in the middle of the night.

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

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