Building The Roundwood Spiral Staircase

Spiral staircase at Ziggy and April's new house at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Spiral staircase at Ziggy and April’s new house at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

“At last, I’m here to report that April and I accomplished building the round wood spiral staircase. Over the course of five days, literally up to the day before we left Dancing Rabbit, we installed the risers and treads. [Shock! They’re selling their home and moving to Berea, KY.] The staircase design came from our dearest Tom Cundiff, who instructed us on the layout over the phone and in person during our last Timber Frame Workshop. It took us a while to fully grasp the layout and the flow of things, but once we fully understood the principles, it went fairly smoothly. Well, the physical side of building it was extremely physically taxing, but I digress.

And so this is our attempt at a timber frame-style wooden spiral staircase. Here’s more of what it looks like.”

Read more at Year of Mud blog

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