|Project by Rick Dennington||posted 09-19-2014 04:49 PM||2953 views||0 times favorited||30 comments|
This was an unusual request from one of the people I do work for every now and then….He called and ask if I could build a set of steps to go by the bed, so his animals could get up in the bed to sleep…..What..!!! I told him I guess so, and procceded to get the info I needed to start….How many steps, how high, how wide, finish, etc…I said “By the way, how many animals do you have”..? He said 6 dogs, and 4 cats….and they all sleep together in their own bed….!! Holy crap…!! How do they not kill each other….?? The steps are 3/4” Birch ply…..To make everything come out square and even, I cut each piece seperately of the same diminisoins…..2 sides for the bottom steps, 2 for the next steps, and so forth..Glued and pocket screwed each together…The first step is 3” high, the next is 7”, the next 11”, and the last is 15”, with a final step, totaling 16” tall and 16 ” wide….The steps re 3/4” ply, and the backers are 1/2”.....I put on 2 coats of tung oil for protection, which wouldn’t last long (with claws, they’ll chew up the finish).....He were happy with it, the animals can now go to bed, and I made a few sheckles…....Here’s a few pixs of the project…Forgot to add that for the raw edges of the ply, I used Bandit It iron-on edging…..Easy peasy, nice and easy…..!!
-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!