My Workbench

Friday, January 21, 2022

Now For Something Completely Different

 My daughters have been asking me to make a booknook for a long time. So just before Christmas I started one. Both of my girls are diehard Harry Potter fans since tjey were little so I chose a very common nook theme, Diagon Alley. 

I found the STL files for three sore fronts, Ollivanders Wand Shop, Florish & Blotts book shop, and Quality Quidditch Supplies. I went with 1/64 scale for resizing the prints from the original 1/35 scale.

After printing I started on the walls. I used foamcore for the walls and drew out all of the store fronts and windows I wanted. Using a metal stylus I carved the brick patterns into the foam and cut out the windows and doors.

The forward perspective view will be the red Quidditch shop and sign

The reverse perspective view from the mirror shows Madam Malkins Robe shop

The first fairy lights are installed, testing them out and making adjustments

Added a latch made from brass sheet. The clored card covers all of the wiring and provides the mount for the store and apartment interior pictures

I tried to make the top of the box like the pages of a book

I finally finished the nook tonight in time to present it to my daughter for her 28th birthday. Her 21 year old sister wants one now, the same one 🤯