Fairy Door #7: Gorilla Tough!

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-15-2008 01:42 AM 3629 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aug 14, 2008

I’m on a roll with my Fairy Doors and the “Gorilla Tough” challenge came at the perfect time. This “stone” door idea was next on my list.

The Wood: Poplar

The Glue: Gorilla Glue

The Decor: rocks from my driveway, necklace wire (hinges), metal button (door handle)

1. I started out by cutting the door from the piece of poplar, leaving the frame for attaching the rocks to
2. Using “Gorilla Glue” I attached rocks around the door frame and let it dry.
3. Again, using the “Gorilla Glue” I dabbed some glue into the holes between the rocks and sprinkled in some sand (tiny gravel) into the spaces, creating a rock and mortar look and I let this dry.
4. I then formed ant attached the metal hinges, again gluing in the ends with the Gorilla Glue
5. I then drilled a hole for the metal “button” and used a drop of Gorilla Glue to secure it in place.
6. I trimmed away any excess glue that had gathered at the back of the door.
7. I placed it on my front steps as my latest invitation to the garden fairies

The Gorilla Glue was a big help with attaching the stones as it formed around the different shapes making it very secure. I was also able to easily carve away the excess glue after it had dried. This was the first time I’d used Gorilla Glue and it won’t be my last.

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

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#1 posted 08-15-2008 02:00 AM

nice project for the gorilla glue challenge! thats gonna be hard to beat! :)

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#2 posted 08-15-2008 02:05 AM

thanks! :)

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

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#3 posted 08-15-2008 02:09 AM

This is all wrong, how can you possibly be combining Gorilla glue with a fairy door???
Or is it the same contrast as “beauty and the beast”?

Thanks for sharing and reminding me to get going on it too.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#4 posted 08-15-2008 02:14 AM

oh I like it… the new title for this door!!

Beauty and The Beast. Excellent.

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

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#5 posted 08-15-2008 02:15 AM

Great job MsDebbie , i just bought some of that glue and it sure is sticky . I should glue all my cats together and make a rug :D

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#6 posted 08-15-2008 02:24 AM


I think everybody else should give up now.

Except John. I want to see how much trouble he gets into with that cat comment! lol

Nice job Ms. Debbie.

Be careful with the hinge design. I’m seeing something almost perverted there.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 08-15-2008 02:37 AM

john- I’ve gotta see that one right meow… lol…

MsDebbie- that door is excellent! that’ll be hard to beat…. great job.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 08-15-2008 02:38 AM

Nice job Debbie!
I’m voting for john to do a video of his gorilla glue project

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#9 posted 08-15-2008 02:43 AM

Lee i saw the same thing in them hinges . lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#10 posted 08-15-2008 04:44 AM

And I didn’t know there were gorilla fairies. Nice door. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 08-15-2008 05:04 AM

Very nice door, and the rock wall looks great, looks like it would hold a gorilla.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#12 posted 08-15-2008 05:28 AM

beautiful project : ) Very thoughtful of you to create a door for the Fairies and then glue it shut…. LOL … Any pictures yet of the Cat gluing contest from John ? : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 08-15-2008 07:17 AM

What are you doing, doing, all the fairies are heading to your house.
That’s not right.You are up to 5 or 6 doors now and I have a loose
tooth. My door is just drawn on a index card for now. No real fairie
will show up here when they are all hanging out at your place. And
then I’ll be out a silver dollar when they don’t claim the tooth under
my pillow. WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Don’t
make an old man cry.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#14 posted 08-15-2008 07:21 AM

ok, now I’m stumped… I thought the last door was the best one yet…

I like the carving detail in this door.
I do like the hinges your fairies have been using.
the rock detail is fantastic in this door!

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#15 posted 08-15-2008 11:28 AM

my cheeks hurt from smiling so much! Thanks everyone :)

The hinges… sheesh guys… men!! Ok. I’ll change the design.. for the next ones

John: haha you have enough cats to do wall-to-wall carpeting for the entire house!

The door: Fairies don’t use doors like we do so they don’t really open. Fascinating, huh? I’ve done my research!

Gary: I’ll leave a note to tell them to come to your house next

Thanks Darryl. I’m not sure which one is my favourite either…. I look at one and say “oh yah, that one”.. and then I look at another one and say “oh.. but that one… I think that is my favourite” (and so on and so on)

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

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