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Project by Bradford posted 10-22-2010 11:41 PM 4423 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the big response back home from all the women in my life, I was asked to build more doors. I decided while building basically the same doors, but with a little difference in appearance so to make them originals, that I would make windows to match. (that was one long run on sentence) I made all the doors the same shape, but burnt one, poly’d and burnt the second, and finally burnt one and carved it afterward, packaged them for shipping, took quick pics, then went back to make the windows. Same design again, added my own Gnome pics that I drew up. I added signs for the door knobs as an added feature, so the ladies could do a little craft time. Some of the signs are pre-written and some blank. The doors and windows are cedar, oak limbs, and spanish moss. Pine signs, paper clips for hangers, and photocopied pics of my little smiling gnome. Let me know what you think.

As a additional note, I saw that one of the LJs wife, made a pine door and shelves to go with her fairy collection. While her door looks similar, I promise I didn’t see it until after I had made mine. My doors and windows are meant for the outside garden or tree.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 01:11 AM

Who knew that you would turn doors fit for gnome cottages into a cottage industry?!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 10-23-2010 01:46 AM

Charlie are you still here? Haven’t you got a Gnome to go to? (Sorry guys the old jokes are the best)
Nice for the Christmas tree
Best regards

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 10-23-2010 02:43 AM

Very kool. I like the spanish moss around it. Looks more realistic.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 03:44 PM

wonderful !!!
I love the “crafting” idea for the recipients.
And your Gnome is a cutiepie

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 03:48 PM

That reminds me.
I’ve a Dakini door to make.
They are a bit thinner than gnomes but a wee bit taller.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 10-23-2010 05:30 PM

Alba do you also make “tommyknocker” doors or do they even use them? Great gnome doors Bradford. I have
a hawthorn tree in the bottom corner that looks like the gnome that lives there needs a new door. Will check
with the great grandkids and find out. Thanks for the idea.

As ever, Gus the 71 year young laborer, trying to become a carpenters apprentice.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 10-23-2010 06:55 PM

Sorry about the pics, but I hope you get the idea. A fun project for gifting. An excellent conversation piece.

Thanks Ms Debbie as always, you’re my woody hero. :]

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 10-23-2010 08:11 PM

I’m honoured!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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