Assembly of a ladder made of wood with own hands with step by step instruction
In each house can not do without a ladder, becauseif you light a light bulb, the web will gather in a corner, or the curtain will fly off the hinges, you will not get to the right place. Of course, if your height is not more than two meters, otherwise, even if you have a stool at hand, you will not be able to deal with any problem. How to collect at homea real stepladder and it will be expensive? Ladders made of wood are not so easy to find on the shelves, you can say they were eradicated from production and it was done for several reasons. On the one hand, in the struggle for the environment and deforestation, on the other, in order to save on transportation and raw materials. After all, it's not a secret that the ladders made of wood are quite heavy and bulky, unlike aluminum ladders. The price of the aluminum ladder, in turn, depends on the thickness of the metal, height and functionality, and it can reach several hundred dollars. How can you avoid paying a large sum of money and get an irreplaceable thing? Have a little sweat and walk around the construction market or store. After all, there you will be able to find all the necessary materials in order to make a mobile staircase yourself. To do this, you will need: 1. Saw a tree 2. Wooden boards (based on the desired result of the ladders, buy the desired number of boards) 3. Wood screws 4. PVA glue 5. Angles 90 degrees small with holes for self-tapping screws 6. If necessary two fastened with rocker arms, for a double stepladder 7. Screwdriver in a cross nozzle 8. Drill for wood (2mm) 9. Sandpaper 10. Enamelled paint and brush Well, let's get started! And at the very beginning you must present visually how your stepladder will look. Presented? Then take a sheet and a pen, draw on paper approximately making up the height of the ladder, based on the table with the testimony and the goals that you need. Remember that the ladder must go wedge so that it can be more stable on the ground and you do not fall on it to the side. Each step on the stairs should be parallel to the foot of a person, for the convenience of being on it. If all the measurements are taken, then it's timeto take up the cutting of a tree and its adjustment for joining. The tree that you use should not be too dry, or too wet. Try to pick up such boards, which will have as few black hearts or notches as it can prevent you from further framing the tree. The two longest, stubborn sticks must be reliable and dense enough. In order to achieve the most successful wedge-shaped appearance of the ladder, each step of the ladder should be slightly smaller than the previous one. It is enough to take 2-3 cm run, with the number of stages 5-7, thus you will reach the ideal ratio. In order for the steps to be firmly secured, make the lateral through holes with a thin drill in the supporting sticks and in the step itself and drill them into each other with long wood screws or metal screws (they usually go in gold color, they are stronger). Holes are made to ensure that the board, which is designed for the step, is not cracked during the time you screw the screw, especially if it is a metal screwdriver. From the bottom to the small (black) wood screws,Drill an angle of 90 degrees so that it fits snugly against the step and the support stick. Such angles should be two, under each of the steps. Corners from hard steel, hot iron or cast iron are best suited. In the event that you want each of the steps to enter predetermined grooves of supporting poles, you will need to work with the chisel and the hammer. But remember that by making slots, you can reduce the strength of the supporting sticks and over time these places will become more vulnerable to cracks. By screwing all the necessary steps from the bottom to the top on the self-tapping screws, if necessary, you can make another support for the ladders. This is done in order that in the absence of a wall or wood, which could be leaning on, you could always install a stepladder on any surface. This part of the ladder can have a mirrorreflection, or only consist of supporting poles, the same length and two intermediate steps, from above and from below, also equal in length. Two parts of the ladders are joined together by special fasteners in the form of a crescent, which are fastened, but can move from side to side. After the done, take a rough sandpaper and sand all the parts of the ladder completely so that they do not have small burrs and other bulges. This precautionary measure will help you secure your body, from the penetration of foreign objects during the operation of the ladder. After sanding, paint the stepladder with paint and allow it to dry thoroughly. The paint will protect the wood from dampness and moisture. Take care that in the middle of each of thesupport sticks you had stretch marks, for fixing the ladders when sliding apart. They can be made from a usual dense rope and a pair of fixed screws. This will not allow the ladder to move apart, being on a too slippery surface or under heavy load. To check whether you managed to make a reliablestep ladder or not, you will need two loads, which you must hang in the middle of the ladder. The stepladder itself should be on two supports on each side, at a height of a meter. Sowing this way for at least an hour without cracks and tears, you can confidently get on your ladder and use it. When performing any operations with wood, screws, saws and many other tools, use gloves and goggles. This will protect your eyesight and your hands from damage.