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Project by scrapwood posted 1394 days ago 1251 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

granma’s and my Pops ramp when he came home from hosp.had lost of help but the main two helpers Mr.L and my son the labor couln’t have done it with out them.lots more pics but you can only post 6.we had to rasie the floor on the porch and also the door to meet the finish floor in the living room so there was no transition pics dont realy show that.all had good time.my son made enough cabbage to buy roller blades! A drank lots of brew!!as you can see!!

-- I do not fail I suceed in finding what dosn't work! (Christopher Titus)





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Claymation

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#1 posted 1394 days ago

yep, that’s what happens to a deck when you drink lots of brew during construction. ;-) Nice deck! The water won’t stand on that one.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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Matt

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#2 posted 1394 days ago

Nice ramp! Out of curiosity, why did you carry the 6×6 posts right through the box on the deck?

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1393 days ago

Great ramp for gramma.

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

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rsladdwoodworks

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#4 posted 1393 days ago

looks like it will work great are you going to put slats in the railing

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1393 days ago

You really did a great job on the ramp and I know that it must have been a great help to your grandma.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Claymation

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#6 posted 1393 days ago

Matt, why not? Many different ways to design it… Makes for a stronger rail when done this way as opposed to just bolting the rail posts to the fascia board.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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mafe

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#7 posted 1393 days ago

My dear you are a dream of a grand son.
You did a wonderful job, its a blessing for them to be able to get in and out like this.
Your son surely deserves those rollerblades, and he can use the ramp for some tricks also.
Wish the world was full of people like you.
(And a funny remark: this Tyve written on the boards around the entrance door – in Danish Tyve means Thief’s… So lets hope it’s not a invitation)
Best thoughts to your grandparents, son and you,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Matt

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#8 posted 1393 days ago

Claymation- Not trying to steal the guys post, but the 6×6 post are meant to carry the weight on the ramp. You can hold a lot more weight when the box sits on top of the post then fastening the box on the side of the post.
What we do when we construct railings on decks we’ve built, we notch the 4×4 post for the railing so that it has a bit of an overhang 3+inches. Then we use ledger locks, 2 per post along with a few 2 1/2 inch deck screws. They are bullet proof. I just wanted to hear the builders reason, not trying to knock his work or anything. He did a beautiful job. :)

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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Claymation

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#9 posted 1393 days ago

agreed, but there is no weight on that little porch… not enough to sheer those bolts, anyway.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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scrapwood

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#10 posted 1392 days ago

Thanks for all the comments,the post coming thru the deck or box portion just seemed like it would be stronger a little short on the box side but came out nice and strong once finished finale pics not shown.the 4×4 post on the ramp end realy made big differnce on the stability of the hand rail.also the 4×4 post on the box side are thru bolted and also scabed or sistered 2×4 underneith the 2×10s so they are resting atop. again not shown.and Robert w. after talking it over with my brother who is also on wheels like yourself said latice was fine,but hats off to you for not letting anthing stop you with your hobbie .somtimes when i find myself bitching or moaning about stupid stuff i think back to that place my bro was in( Magee) in philadelphia great hospital. and how fortunite we folks are with all our working componets.My bro like you just keeps hammering away.Rock on…......

-- I do not fail I suceed in finding what dosn't work! (Christopher Titus)

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