|Project by dynadeuce||posted 09-20-2013 09:12 PM||1301 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
Project done for a friends small cabin. Challenge, how to fit a stairway to the loft with 111 inches of rise and 38.5 inches of run. (note: this stairway is not to code, but the loft is not actually a ‘living area’ so code does not apply) They wanted a fixed stairway in their tiny cabin to access the loft for storage. I had seen ladder stairs before and was excited to give it a shot. The incline ended up being about 70 degrees. The alternating treads allows easier passage of your feet without catching your toes. Amazingly it is very easy to walk up and down without using the handrail, but getting used to starting with the proper foot everytime takes a few tries before its natural. The shot of it laying down is my ‘winter’ finishing shop, plastic over the pool table in the basement. The closeup of the tread shows fine white sand which was sprinkled on the first coat of wet polyurethane and then sealed in with a couple more coats of finish, I decided smooth wood treads on such a steep stair could spell disaster if climbed in stocking feet. The wood is framing grade pine, stringers are 2×6 planed down to 1 1/4” thick, the treads are cut from 2×8 also planed to 1 1/4” Assembled with glue and screws, the screws are covered with Walnut plugs which ended up blending nicely with the knots of the pine.
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