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Project by Paul59 posted 395 days ago 581 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With my parents both being up in their 80’s, they have a hard time with stairs these days. This is the ramp I built for them, to access the front porch. Nothing fancy, just pt 2x’s and 5/4 decking boards.
Basic, but functional.

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery





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JustJoe

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#1 posted 395 days ago

Is that rail strong enough to hold if an adult collapses against it?

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#2 posted 394 days ago

I have to be honest – that rail doesn’t look strong enough to hold anyone that puts any pressure against it.

Maybe some more supports and anchor points?

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#3 posted 394 days ago

The rail is actually very strong – I have supported my own considerable weight on it. :) It has two thicknesses of 2xs sandwiched under the deck and connected to the frame with carriage bolts. I will try to get some detail pics that show this a little better.

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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