If you've forgotten what The Shire and Bag End looks like from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies, here's a quick reminder:
“Not long after I bought this tree I carved a shari down the trunk, covered the edges with cut paste and left it alone. After two years the edges had callused over nicely. Not long after I did it I decided that I would like to hollow out the trunk further” – Chris Guise on Flickr
“The frontage was built onto a plastic mesh backing. The mesh binds everything together so that the finished item is able to withstand a lot of handling. The bricks were cut from a roofing tile, tumbled to knock the sharp edges off and cemented around a round plastic former. After the window and door were finished the space in between was bricked up.” – Chris Guise on Flickr
“The brass doorknob was turned on my small metalworking lathe. After rough turning it was finished off with fine emery paper and then wire wool.” – Chris Guise on Flickr
“For the fence, strips of Meranti wood were split with a knife and wound together with anodised aluminium wire. Before assembly the strips were given a coat of diluted dark wood stain to take away the freshly cut look, and the wire was aged by rubbing it with wire wool.” – Chris Guise on Flickr
“I had built a slate path up from the gate to the front door, with a little paved area extending under the window. The cracks and gaps between the slabs were filled in with little tufts of moss.” – Chris Guise on Flickr
To see his bag end 'trayscape' and many more beautiful Bonsai trees, check out Chris Guise’s stream on Flickr.