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 🤯