A Wheelchair Ramp, Not a Moment To Soon

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Project by bobdurnell posted 07-13-2010 05:29 PM 1593 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine recently retired (last week) has a 92 year old mom that needed to get up a few steps. So she asked me if my LJ bro and I would build a ramp. The result works very well. Covered the 3/4 inch c/dx plywood with green indoor outdoor. Had some some left over t-111 for the skirt and some left over osb for the non -visible portions from the street. The total rise was 12 inches so the total ramp came out to be a little over 13 feet. Still needs a hand rail that will come later.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 05:35 PM

Good job Bob for using left over material. Having made a large number of wheel chair ramps may I suggest putting some bumper boards on each side until you get the hand rails installed. I’m a former resident of Tustin just next door to Santa Ana.

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 06:01 PM

Looks good, will look a lot better, and be a LOT safer with the hand rails…

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 06:56 PM

as a taxi driver that does drive a lot with wheelchair users
I say it´s a damm fine ramp you have realy thought of the helper
and you have also thought of that the wheelchairuser can come
out of the house by herself
I will deffently call it : WELL DONE


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