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Project by Jeffery Mullen posted 05-27-2012 05:16 AM 2160 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my friends daughter that lives in the next yard over was using s swimming pool ladder to get over the fence so she wouldn’t have to walk around the block to get to his house. Well the pool ladder is out of order so I built this ladder that leans on the fence for her to get to the other side. I still need to build one more ladder for the other side but for now she steps on to a chair on the other side.

I used a water bed frame for the wood to build this . I used my skill saw set at 30 degrees angle to cut into the
2×6 boards for the frame of the ladder. I ripped some boards to I think about 4 inches to stick out and the ladder is about 24 inches wide . I put 2 inch screws in each step board to hold them in place. I leaned it up against the fence and crawled up it and sat on the top step for a bit . Pretty sturdy with the amount that it leans on the fence. This ladder doesn’t weigh that much and is very sturdy.

Thanks for looking.





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learnin2do

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 08:21 AM

That looks much sturdier than those pool ladders! And thumbs-up on the recycling! Ladders over the fence rule! Dogs in -people over…in most cases, okay, I just called my dog off the garage roof a little while ago.

-- christine

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 05:56 PM

Thanks Learnin2do this is my very first ladder I ever belt and for a good cause to.

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#3 posted 05-28-2012 04:42 AM

a few years ago we lived behind a grocery store. we jumped the fence daily. I finally built a rope ladder. this one is by far way better than my solution.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 04:43 AM

Can you notch it out a bit at the top, so it can “Lock” onto the fence top rail?

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#5 posted 05-28-2012 05:46 AM

yes it could be notched out at the top to lock on to the fence but it stays put as wide as it is with out the notch in the top.

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