Fairy Door #8: The Orient

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-16-2008 05:24 PM 3324 views 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aug 16, 2008

This might be the last one I post for a while… I’m about out of ideas for new versions.

Wood: walnut (see? I don’t always paint walnut!) and poplar (painted black)
Hinges: Jewelry wire
Door Knob: 1/2 a hair barrette

1. cut the walnut to length and then cut the top piece off.
2. Cut the walnut wedges off, creating the angles
3. Cut the door to fit and used my new chisels to cut out the “boards”
4. Painted the door black
5. Put two coats of poly on the walnut
6. thought: this is defnitely my favourite door
7. Created the hinges (being careful not to create hinges that could be interpreted in um.. unique ways)
8. Cursed the hinges as i tried to attach them to the door and make them fit in the door frame.
9. Glued the frame/door all together.
10. Cursed the gluing process as everything moved this way and that
11. Thought: this is no longer my favourite door
12. Attached the handle
13. Thought: it’s finally done and it looks ALMOST like I had envisioned
14. Hmm now I’m disappointed with the photos. They appear a little blurry. Darn.

Ok.. next project.

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 08-16-2008 05:34 PM

Thats very cool. Nice crafsmanship. I like the wood grain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 08-16-2008 05:34 PM


You and Rick need to work together to make Fairy “houses”. You make the doors and Rick makes the houses.

Would hummingbirds count as “Fairy Birds”? Their wings are about the same.

How about a Fairy Lowes or Home Depot door?

Nice Job on the door.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 08-16-2008 05:35 PM

thanks guys :)
maybe hummers ARE fairies!!!! :)

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

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#4 posted 08-16-2008 05:49 PM

Cool, Debbie! Glad to see you kept the lid on the walnut paint can. :-)

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

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#5 posted 08-16-2008 05:54 PM

Another nice door Debbie. Fairies might try visiting the space station if they had a door to get in. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2008 06:10 PM

Very nice door Msdebbie, the design is great.

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

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#7 posted 08-16-2008 06:40 PM

thanks everyone :)

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

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#8 posted 08-16-2008 07:42 PM

This is the best one jet.

There are a lot of very nice ideas out there when you google “fairy doors”, but you probably figured that one out already.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#9 posted 08-16-2008 08:27 PM

yah. Thanks though.
I am working on another one… it’s been on the idea list but I’ve been putting it off. Just a little more complex than the rest.

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

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#10 posted 08-16-2008 08:45 PM

Very nice door

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#11 posted 08-16-2008 08:58 PM

I like this door too.
The commotion has slowed down with my girls, I think it’s time to stir things up again
I think the fairies that moved into my house need to help their friends move in.

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#12 posted 08-16-2008 09:22 PM

Nice fairy door

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#13 posted 08-16-2008 09:24 PM

looking forward to seeing your design Darryl :)

thanks everyone.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 08-16-2008 09:34 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

Very nice design.

Why not start attaching those doors to a foyer?

Like John’s extreme birdhouses.

That would be especially cool in the Asian style of the door above.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 08-16-2008 09:43 PM

perfect : ) Your choice of background really adds to this picture and almost seems mystical / magical …I like it : )

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

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