Can You Make a Spiral Staircase Out of Wood?

You can build a spiral staircase out of wood, either from a kit or completely by hand.

Wooden Spiral Stairs

Spiral staircases can be made of wood.Spiral staircases can be made of wood.
The center pole and risers can be made of steel with wood treads, or the entire staircase can be made of wood.

Any spiral staircase can be measured quite easily. Measure hard floor to hard floor, and then decide on the diameter you would like. You can buy pre-made kits and assemble your spiral staircase yourself, or you can build it by hand.

Wooden Spiral Staircase with Steel

In some cases, you may need a metal frame for your wooden spiral staircase, such as for use outdoors. You can buy the center pole and risers and make the treads by hand, or buy a kit for the entire staircase.

Specifications and Zoning

Wherever you are installing your spiral staircase, always make sure you have obtained the correct permits and are zoned for such an installation. Ensure you have the necessary clearance, for headroom, and for fingers and hands around banisters.

About the Author

Working out of Montreal, Maya Merrick has been writing professionally since 2005. Her novels are "The Hole Show" and "Sextant," the latter of which has been republished in French. She is a contributing editor to "Matrix Magazine" and has appeared in "Geist," "Ukula" and on the blog for "Hour Magazine."