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Aug 23, 2008

I wasn’t going to post any more fairy door pictures because they will probably all look the same now but this one has a wee story.

I wanted to use a certain size of wood and the only thing I could find was an old scrap of pine. I’ve tried carving in pine before and it wasn’t pleasant and I had the same results this time. So I said, “no more pine. Period.”

But, I didn’t want to waste the wood or the door (waste the wood?? I took it out of the garbage!) .. anyway, I decided to finish the door with it. It really doesn’t matter what it looks like if it is out in my garden.

And so I put some dark stain on it and as soon as the first swipe of stain went across the wood my eyes opened wide and I said to myself, “Self… forget the “no pine rule”.. this is GORGEOUS”. I just love the strip of light wood in the middle of the door. How lucky I was that I cut the wood so “perfectly”. I hadn’t looked for grain on this piece of wood when I cut it. Pure luck!

To finish it off, I glued stone around the edge with sand filling the gaps, added leather hinges and stapled the little lock (that we found at the dollar store) to the door.

Rick said: this is my favourite!
And so this one is going anywhere. I’m going to have a lot of fairy doors on this property!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)





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trifern

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#1 posted 2196 days ago

Another cool fairy door Debbie. Seems like you are having a blast making these. Do I see a fairy door store on the horizon? Thanks for sharing.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2196 days ago

maybe :)

We’re having a bonfire breakfast next Saturday and I’m going to make a few doors for family to take home with them if they’d like.
After that i think I should be good enough to sell a few.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PaBull

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#3 posted 2196 days ago

Debbie, I think you over extended your welcome here at LJ with rock and other materials, you might want to share some of these beauties over on the other site, HR?! lol

Thanks for your wonderful post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#4 posted 2196 days ago

beautiful Debbie

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 2196 days ago

where’d wou wind whe wittle wock ?

fun stuff Debbie …. believe !!! >grin <

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2196 days ago

hey .. never thought of posting these at HR !!
:)

the wittle wocks are from my dwiveway.
Might need a new load by next year! lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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moshel

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#7 posted 2196 days ago

this is a really nice door! i am not familiar with fairy doors… do they really open? whats their size?

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#8 posted 2196 days ago

another cool one.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2196 days ago

Fairies don’t use doors the same as we do so most Fairy doors do not physically open.
I did make one that opens http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/MsDebbieP/blog/5696 but a staircase leads to another level with yet another fairy door that does NOT open. So I guess the opening door really isn’t a fairy door, it’s a people’s peeking door.

The size varies, depending on their location.
most of mine are about 5” tall in total although the smallest one that I’ve made is my favourite so I think: the smaller the better.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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gbvinc

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#10 posted 2196 days ago

Very cool!

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2196 days ago

thanks, G :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#12 posted 2196 days ago

I love this one!!!!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 2195 days ago

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 2195 days ago

Wow, Ms. Debbie;

For not paying attention to the grain, your sure got it perfect.

And, don’t give up on pine, it’s a beautiful wood.

I may contact you for advice on my door book!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#15 posted 2195 days ago

haha oh yes, I think I’m now a door expert
ha :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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