“I love to design, build and create flowing and graceful staircases, working with people to highlight the focal point of their home – stairways blended with natural wood elements shaped by hand.”
Zane SmithStaircase Craftsman
Growing up in the mountains of the Northwest, son of an acclaimed saddle maker, I learned traditional hand worked craftsmanship with an eye for form and function.
The Flathead Valley in Montana has been my home for 27 years, where my wife Becky and I have 3 children. I love the outdoors and I am an avid archer.
My early years I managed construction, and developed creative problem solving, but my passion has always been the process of bending and shaping wood. Since 2001 I’ve enjoyed working with people to create perfect spiral stairs for their home.
My curved stairs are custom designed to meet building codes and ascend between floors in comfort. They are free span with an open feel, proportioned, heavy beams, with solid slab treads, returning to old world quality and hand crafted work. Treads are mortised into beams with proprietary hidden bolts that add strength with thick steel plate and bolt mounting hardware. All hardwoods are hand select and matched for grain and color, making the spiral rails appear to have grown in place.
Curved stairways require a balance of space, approach, ease of use and grace.
What My Clients Say
We wish you could hear the comments from all who enter our home. Your spiral staircase is everything we hoped it would be and more! Thank you again for your excellent craftsmanship and for all of the thought, time and creativity you put into its design and installation. You were a pleasure to work with and are the kind of person that we would love to call friend.
Zane, we just wanted to tell you what a blessing you are to us. Your attention to detail and your perfection in your work is a real talent and we are so thankful that you are the one who did the work for us. The staircase is perfect, it is so beautiful
Zane Smith is a gifted, master craftsman with an artistic vision; wood is his palette and a staircase is his canvas. His exceptional knowledge and people skills make him comfortable to work with. We are completely pleased with Zane and his grand creation.