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Loft Ladder in Douglas Fir

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Project by Lumberpunk posted 12-10-2014 03:30 AM 2410 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Loft ladder in Douglas Fir made for a new client. Rough sawn 2×12’s milled down to 1 1/2” x 11 1/2”. Stair treads are through tenoned with a 1/4” chamfered reveal and wedged with 2 birch wedges. Hand holds routed between stairs and are very comfy. The stringers were too long for my shop so they were jointed with a homemade tracksaw and a router with an edge guide. Client loves it and I now have the contract to finish the rest of the house. Floors, trim and a whole kitchen!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 03:51 AM

Nice, you did a great job on it. Does it move or is it in a fixed position?

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Lumberpunk

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 03:57 AM

It is bolted in to place but is fairly easy to move. It has already crossed the room since it was first installed

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 04:08 AM

I really like the through tenons. It looks great

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 05:34 AM

So beautifully crafted. Absolute precision required to get the result you have, Wow! Wow! Wow!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 12-10-2014 10:01 AM

Looks great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-10-2014 11:45 AM

In addition to the above, I appreciate the hand-holds. A nice security addition.

-- DonB

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#7 posted 12-10-2014 12:52 PM

Great job

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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#8 posted 12-10-2014 08:47 PM

Nice looking ladder and great craftman ship Luke .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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