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Have a Rotted Tree in Your Yard? Build a Fairy Door!

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My rotted tree in my back yard. I have wanted to do something with this tree for quite some time.
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Decided to cover up the hole with a Fairy door.
  • have a rotted tree in your yard build a fairy door, gardening, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects
I bought a piece of quarter inch plywood to use for the door. I drew the door pattern to fit the hole, and cut it out.
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Used the jig saw to cut around the outline.
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I made a pattern for the hinges and cut them out. I had ample wood left over, so I made the hinges out of wood.
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I used paint for the door and hinges that I already had on the shelf in the garage. Keeping the cost for this project on a shoestring budget.
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Found me a tree limb that would work for a door handle. Found just the piece I needed. The tree needed trimming anyway. I didn't want to paint it, so I used "clear Coat" on it. It took about four coats.
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The finished project!...total cost was $8.21.
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I decided to add a window to the Fairy Door!
  • Jackie
    Jackie Bear, DE

    What a cute idea! I think if I had a tree that was rotting I would cut it to a foot above the door, where it wasn't a danger and have a very cool "large" fairy house.

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M Carthage, MO

    I would love to have a cut off tree truck to make a large fairy house out of!..

  • Dl.leplat

    Perfect idea for the lengths of trunk I have left from a beloved tree

  • Kelly Loe
    Kelly Loe Grass Lake, MI

    You did a wonderful job with this fairy tree!

  • Jiw102352

    I have several stumps where we have recently had to cut down trees or bushes. I have plans for all of them!

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