Coconut VillageI love coconut and every once in a while I’ll buy one at the supermarket. The shells I usually save in case I can use them for a project. In April of 2017 I finally found a use for them and decided to create a coconut village in my front yard.
The base of a coconut house is a top and bottom shell connected together with a bamboo stick. To insert the stick I would need to drill a hole through the shells but these shells are made from very tough material. It took a pillar-drill as I couldn’t even put a dent in it with a normal hand-drill. For the floor and ceiling I used log slices. The log was ‘found’ in a newly cleared area of a nearby forest. What I hadn’t counted on was the fact that ‘fresh’ wood can split while drying (which it did). It wasn’t too bad but I would have preferred them in one piece. My next big mistake was using wood-glue to add the decoration and support pillars.