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#1 posted 10-13-2021 01:59 PM

I like that ladder design. After I wrap up my shed I’m going to i install a mezzanine that will have a floor 7’2” above the concrete and I have no desire to drag out a step ladder every time I need to get up there. Something like this would be perfect, I like the extension above the floor. The ladders I built before, I always install the treads the same way. I cut a dado down the middle of the bottom of each tread and run all-thread the entire length and protruding from each of the rails. Cap each end off with an attractive nut or for a flush application, a tee nut set in a shallow counterbore. This design has the benefit of keeping each tread locked in it’s dado cut into the rail while pulling the rails tightly together. I can’t take credit for it as I’ve seen a similar approach on attic ladders and older wooden step ladders.

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