Gnome door

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Project by Ray Lepagnol posted 08-22-2008 02:37 AM 1569 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I think Snowdog started this going, a gnome door showed up in my back yard.

It looks to be made of red cedar with a spar varnish coating.

My granddaughter told me she likes the “Norm”, so that is his name now.
We think he needs a plaid shirt and a little tool belt.

My wife (who does NOT like gnomes) says if any more of these things show up in HER yard, we will have to set traps!!

-- The only thing better than being Daddy is being Grandpa

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#1 posted 08-22-2008 03:05 AM

very cool gnome door!
that’s funny your granddaughter calls them norms! apparently you are watching just enough New Yankee Workshop!

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#2 posted 08-22-2008 03:19 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#3 posted 08-22-2008 03:33 AM

If your wife sets traps we will call the ASPCG&F (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Gnomes and Fairies)! that is cruel and inhumane!

(great door)

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#4 posted 08-22-2008 04:26 AM

Tell your wife if she sets traps she may just catch some, lots of them. I mean more than she has ever seen. Fun project. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 08-22-2008 12:07 PM

hahahah great door and the story is priceless lol

“Norm!!!!” :)
yah, not sure if I’d want to tick off any of these little guys.. hard to say what the paybacks might be.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 08-22-2008 01:08 PM

Norm.. I love it :) and a little tool belt would be great.

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

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#7 posted 08-23-2008 04:35 AM

Great door. I may be next in making one.

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

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#8 posted 08-23-2008 04:48 AM

Fairy doors and now Gnomes! it’s becoming an epidemic!

This one reminds me of a tree near my grandparents house. quite a few decades ago it was hit by a car, the bark healed and the tree still lives. but there is a bare spot on the bark about the size of what I’ll now call a Gnome Door. Perfect shape too – like right out of The Hobbit. The owners put a knob and hinges on it, and hang a wreath at Christmas time. I’ll try to remember to snap a picture this year it the weather permits.

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

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