Friday, August 14, 2009


For my next project - a walnut house high up on a branch.

The branch is from one of the oak trees in our back yard, courtesy of a recent wind storm.

It's about 6 1/2 inches high, and wasn't originally quite this shape. I make breaks where needed, and put the pieces back together with a wire joint so I can bend them. There will be some more of that later on, when I add some smaller branches.

Since it's very difficult to work on the walnut house once it is hanging on the branch, I'm planning to finish it completely before installing it.


  1. Nell, I love your walnut houses, they're so cute and whimsical. Will you landscape this one? I note that the base you are using is already varnished. Do you have trouble making the glue stick?

  2. Looks a little like the grape stem I posted about!
    Can't wait to see what you do with this! Love your walnut houses!