The arches in this cypress knee look just like an entryway to an imaginary woodland. So I embellished it to complete the scene.
This knee came from a lumber mill in Waldo, Florida. I mounted it on two pecky cypress boards for texture and continuity.
I made the doorway and door from recycled pallet lumber. The door is oak, the knob is a gall on an oak branch.
This wall for the left side also came from pallet wood. I was going to leave the knot hole there but expanded it to a crescent window.
The window is outlined with a cypress branch, then trimmed with pine cone segments.
The bay window is made from Melaleuca bark with an oak roof.
We don’t have birch trees in S. Florida but the Melaleuca is abundant. Commonly called the Paper Tree, it’s bark comes off in 10-12 thin layers.
I used thick board as a backer, then glued Melaleuca bark on the outside.
We have a clump of Alponse Karr bamboo in the front yard that makes fine window panes.
I used opalescent paper to resemble glass.
Form fitting casement.
Two-part, wood colored epoxy make a firm fix. I used a short piece of driftwood at it’s base, pegged in with piece of oak branch.
Who needs nails?
Oak bark on the roof and more pine cone pieces for trim.
Smooth, round stones form a path, resting in moss.