I opted to build a ramp instead of stairs to access the Loft for a number of reasons.
Step one: set my first support after determining the angle
Begin the ramp!
Consult with the Supervisor
Lay the plywood
I left one "step" to get up to the loft. There is a low support beam at about 5 1/2 feet up at this point. I figured I'd be less likely to hit my head if there was a step at this point (I guess you'd have to see it first hand). Also, the step here made it easier for running electrical conduit later on (again, you'd have to see it).
I wrapped up The Ramp for the most part by building a handrail / partition and then added doors.
I'll probably add a fancy hand rail eventually...
BACK TO MAIN PAGE