Sprial Knick Knack Shelf

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Inspired by a spiral staircase.

SHOP OWNER: Terry Pannell
LOCATION: Ft Worth, TX

    I had always wanted to make a shelf for an outside corner, then one day I was helping to build a spiral staircase at work and I got the idea to use that design for a shelf. So I rounded up some scrap wood (poplar) and made the walls 6" wide, 24" tall, and 1/2" thick. They are scribed at 1" increments with a scratch awl, divided to look like random length boards with fake nail holes, and then made into a corner. Next, I used a 2" dowel to connect the stairs to the walls. The stairs are based on a 6" radius over 270 degrees that overlap by 5 degrees to allow for handrail supports. The handrail is made from 1/8" dowel shaped to fit and glued into place. On the top and bottom landings is a frame and raised panel door. Above and below them is a window with white paper backing to appear as if a light is on. The finish is honey oak with two coats of poly. I'm in the process of doing another with red brick walls and detached staircase 1" off the corner. This is great fun.

. . . Terry Pannell


 
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