|Project by stefang||posted 02-25-2014 10:03 AM||3186 views||27 times favorited||48 comments|
Having arthritis isn’t much fun, especially if you have to stand on ladders with rounded rungs like the one pictured , so I made some steps from plywood to make it more comfortable. The steps are especially helpful when house painting when you have to spend a lot of time on the ladder. This isn’t a new concept, just my economic (read cheap) way to solve the problem. I hope you will find it useful.
I made these a few years ago out of plywood for the sides and pine panel for the steps. They are screwed together and they are very strong, safe and stable. Their only disadvantage is that if you use several at the same time, it makes the ladder a little heavy to move, but I normally just use one unless my feet are particularly bad that day.
I think most folks can get by with just one step and that makes it an easy and fast project that uses very few materials.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.