Introduction: Garden Fairy House
I made a fairy house for the garden after coming across a heavy lump of oak so here goes for my second instructable.
Dewalt DW 135 band saw
Dremel type multi tool with numerous bits
Branches off my lilac tree
wooden wine box
Mahogany from reclaimed garden chairs
Old oak broom handle
Step one was evicting the bugs
After that remove all the loose bark and I hosed it down
First thing I made was the door with steps door is black walnut found on a pallet, door knob hand carved lignum vitae from a crown green bowling ball
Drilled one inch holes for the windows and used the broomstick for the windows, drilled holes in them, then made the panes of glass look more squarish (Mistake) should have left them as round holes.
Drilled holes and used lilac for the support of the house platform adding a small branch for the swing
I made the house using reclaimed wood mainly from pallets and added more windows used rusty vinegar to stain the house that's when I found out the broomstick was oak the windows went black reacting to the tannin in the wood, happy mistake that!
Made the door and used a costume jewellery bead for the door handle and the porch with mahogany shingles
Removed the wall that you can see as I was way too ambitious with the many angles of the wood, so went for a rectangular house
The ridge of the roof is a piece of right angle wooden trim that's been in my shed 20 years
Here is the finished door I used wood that was burned with a blowtorch for the hinges, and made a porch for the door, then added the guard rails
There's the house finished which I am relatively
The finished house is approximately 22 inches high and must weight over thirty pounds in weight
All finished off with oil, the next one I'll add solar lights to. Again something nice and simple to do,although I do think the house is proportionally too large, but as the motto goes "Go big or go home"
Many thanks for reading this