Fairy Door #4: Red

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-08-2008 11:00 PM 1958 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

August 8, 2008

Fairy Door #4

Wood poplar

1. I cut the edges off the piece for the door frame
2. I sanded the door part down to a thinner size so it is inset in the frame.
3. I carved the grooves in the door and in the top of the frame
4. I used a leftover piece of wood that I found (in the semi-circle shape) for the step
5. I stained the frame dark brown (I really should look to see what colour it really is)
6. I stained the door red (ha. bet you couldn’t guess that!)
7. I stained the step brown, wiped it off, and added a white stain over top
8. I used jewelry wire to form the hinges
9. I used the wire to attach the wooden bead to the door for the door handle
10. I glued it all together
11. I added a coat of poly.
12. I took pictures.
13. I’m now letting it dry.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#1 posted 08-08-2008 11:11 PM

you are getting really good at these.

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#2 posted 08-09-2008 12:36 AM

they do seem to be getting more complicated and more precise :)

I’m having fun :D :D :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 08-09-2008 01:01 AM

Nice detail on the hinges! I really like the red door and I’m sure your little friends will as well. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#4 posted 08-09-2008 01:45 AM

I like it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#5 posted 08-09-2008 01:49 AM

Nice detail in the hinges Deb! Now I gotta get one for myself.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 08-09-2008 02:06 AM

Well, at least we now know their little church is paid for!

Nice door, MsDebbie!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 08-09-2008 03:46 AM

thank you; thank you :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 08-09-2008 04:41 AM

Hey Ms. Debbie.

Very nice.

I think your ready to step up to a full doll house. (or fairy house if you prefer).

Might be right up your alley!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 08-09-2008 05:56 AM

Very nice fairy door. Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#10 posted 08-09-2008 10:45 AM

thank you thank you :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 08-09-2008 12:55 PM

great proportion, very cute. I don’t know about you MsDebbie but I was amazed at how much time it took to make one of these.

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

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#12 posted 08-09-2008 12:58 PM

I like them all but this one is the best so far! :)

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

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#13 posted 08-09-2008 02:09 PM

Thanks Ted :)
They’re all my favourites …. funny how you can get attached to these silly little things.

Snowdog: you’re right. For one: it’s much easier to cut a big piece of wood than a little slip of a thing and 2) the detailing, when added, gets pretty precise. (not that I’m precise.. but I’m working on it)
This one took me all afternoon yesterday

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 08-09-2008 08:26 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#15 posted 08-10-2008 01:09 AM

Bet that made the fairy happy,,,,,nicely done MsDebbieP!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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