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Put a door on my tree

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!”

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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.

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Used the tape to keep the layout.

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Used Lexel(damn good stuff) to glue supports across the backside.

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Did some primer

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Then I decided to round out the edges a bit.

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Painted red.

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Pretty much all done.

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For the door knob I used one of these

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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.

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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.

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They glow in the dark, so it’ll be fun to see my nephews reaction.

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