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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.
Decided to cover up the hole with a Fairy door.
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.
Used the jig saw to cut around the outline.
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.
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.
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.
The finished project!...total cost was $8.21.
I decided to add a window to the Fairy Door!
  • Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio
    Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio Newton, IA
    on Apr 22, 2015

    ...SO cute !! :) I am sure this will inspire some others to do this !

    • Sarah M
      Sarah M Carthage, MO
      on Apr 22, 2015

      @Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio Thank you Shelby!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 22, 2015

    Oh my goodness this is SOO cute! I agree you will totally inspire someone to do this!

    • Sarah M
      Sarah M Carthage, MO
      on Apr 22, 2015

      @Hannah V Thank you Hannah!...it was such a fun project to do!...now I need to find me another DIY project! Haha

  • YmooRe
    YmooRe Rangeley, ME
    on Apr 22, 2015

    ♥♥

  • Pam
    Pam Nashville, TN
    on Apr 23, 2015

    I love that

  • BINA E
    BINA E
    on Apr 23, 2015

    cute until it falls over in a storm ... esp if its rotten in the core (We had one that was so hollow inside, that once we got it cut down, my son was able to put his whole arm thru it)

    • Sarah M
      Sarah M Carthage, MO
      on Apr 23, 2015

      @BINA E Yup, going to enjoy the tree as long as we can.

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