Angled stair unit

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Project by PirateOfCatan posted 03-06-2009 01:28 AM 1765 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

The pictures do not show that the two sides are, on purpose, not parallel. They are only off from each other by about thee degrees. They are built out of 3/4 AC ply and the treads and risers are 3/4 or 1/4 MDF. One inch box tube makes the railing. The bottom step has that little bump on the side, with WacKY WoOd making the curve look nice.

Here is the interesting part. I work for a theatre and we do not have enough storage to keep that many things. A lot gets thrown out, like these steps. We re-use what we can and some people take things home. There are also community members who have found the treasure trove and come claim use 2×4 and other scrap lumber. A woman came by and took the two stairs minus the railing (which we recycle and get beer money). Great! Someone can use them and not have them go to the dump.

Today a co-worker of the new owner of the stairs knocked on the door. She was asking several odd questions about the trash pile. She wanted to know what went with the stairs. I said that they matched part of the building, but she could take whatever scrap she wanted. I don’t think she knew much about construction methods and legally I really didn’t want to give her too much advice in case someone got hurt (mostly because I was at work and they could get sued or loose business).

This was all not as strange as the person who wanted a basically free cardboard castle for her daughter’s wedding.

-- P.O.C.

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#1 posted 03-13-2009 06:13 AM

seems like such a waste to have to re-create props all the time, nice stairs regardless.

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