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Aug 14, 2008
I’m on a roll with my Fairy Doors and the “Gorilla Tough” challenge came at the perfect time. This “stone” door idea was next on my list.
The Wood: Poplar
The Glue: Gorilla Glue
The Decor: rocks from my driveway, necklace wire (hinges), metal button (door handle)
1. I started out by cutting the door from the piece of poplar, leaving the frame for attaching the rocks to
2. Using “Gorilla Glue” I attached rocks around the door frame and let it dry.
3. Again, using the “Gorilla Glue” I dabbed some glue into the holes between the rocks and sprinkled in some sand (tiny gravel) into the spaces, creating a rock and mortar look and I let this dry.
4. I then formed ant attached the metal hinges, again gluing in the ends with the Gorilla Glue
5. I then drilled a hole for the metal “button” and used a drop of Gorilla Glue to secure it in place.
6. I trimmed away any excess glue that had gathered at the back of the door.
7. I placed it on my front steps as my latest invitation to the garden fairies
The Gorilla Glue was a big help with attaching the stones as it formed around the different shapes making it very secure. I was also able to easily carve away the excess glue after it had dried. This was the first time I’d used Gorilla Glue and it won’t be my last.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)