Jennifer’s mom has several beautiful villages that she puts out at Christmas. She created a Hogwarts scene but had trouble finding a Hagrid’s Hut. With my permission Jen volunteered me for the job of making one.In the various Harry Potter movies there are different Hagrid Huts. I used this one as my muse.
Here are the first attempts at the roofing and the walls. The fitting, trimming, and gluing of shingles took a full season of Pushing Daisies before it was completed.
I thought the roof worked well; the huge rocks on the wall did not. I was particularly pleased with the little windows up top. Per Jen’s suggestion I soaked the wood and then molded it with a paperclip to dry curved.
The second attempt at the wall went much better. Jen painted the rocks and well . . . they rocked.
The door was a lot of fun to make and I feel, really added something.
This handle took the time of one general conference talk to carve and paint.