Inspired by seeing fairy garden things and my nephew.
My 4 year old nephew asked about the hole in the tree. I told him it was a fairy door. He proceeded to smash it with a rock and yell, “FAIRIES!!! COME OUT!”
But it reminded me of fairy gardens I’ve seen and I decided to make the door.
Started by cutting thin strips of cedar.
Eyeballed and cut them to length.
Used the tape to keep the layout.
Used Lexel(damn good stuff) to glue supports across the backside.
Did some primer
Then I decided to round out the edges a bit.
Pretty much all done.
For the door knob I used one of these
and a short 8-32 brass screw.
I want to add some sort of lock to keep my nephew from destroying it. But he’s clever, and if I just use a padlock type thing, he’ll ask how they get out if it’s locked from the outside.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. Might make a porch and stairs for it one day.
I also ordered a bunch of those creepy things from Princess Mononoke. Gonna place them at random places on the tree.
They glow in the dark, so it’ll be fun to see my nephews reaction.