Gnomes for the flower garden

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Project by DaleMaley posted 03-27-2015 11:17 AM 1120 views 2 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Summer 2014 issue of Scroll Sawing magazine has a cute pattern for 2 different gnome yard ornaments.

My sister is an avid flower gardener, and she has a lot of yard ornaments already. I thought the gnomes would be an interesting addition to her gardens.

They are made from pressure treated deck wood, I think it is commonly called 6 by 5/4 at Lowes. Because I bought the boards in February, they had been drying all winter at Lowes, since nobody uses deck boards in the wintertime in Central Illinois. If you buy pressure-treated in the summer, I have seen the boards dripping with water, and paint will not stick. Since these were dry, the paint seemed to adhere well.

I cut the boards on the scroll-saw.

I used Nexabond super-glue to glue the pieces together.

I used 7 different colors of Rustoleum. It took me several days, a few minutes each day, to paint these critters. I used 2 coats on each color.

These will be a Christmas 2015 gift to my sister.

You can read about my trials & tribulations of making these 2 gnomes on my woodworking web site.

-- Dale, Illinois,

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