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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-05-2017 05:07 PM 1275 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2017 05:07 PM

Hi Guys…

I’m hoping someone has a solution to this all too common problem

I have a large project that I just finished and it’s a kitchen Island and I need to move it out of my basement and to do that I need to negotiate the stairs out of my bulkhead

This is the project

And here is the stairs

I was supposed to have some help but they’ve bailed so now I need to do this alone

Any ideas ??

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 10-05-2017 05:39 PM

Planks and slide it up? That top step is the tough one (I had that same setup years ago). Put a moving blanket over the top step and if you can get it to balance, you can maneuver around it and lower it to grade on the other side. I would not use your casters for this move. Protect the smooth side and slide it up that way.

My first reaction was to find another friend.

-- Sawdust Maker

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#2 posted 10-05-2017 06:25 PM

You could probably do it with an appliance hand truck. You can rent them from most tool rental centers or UHaul dealers. Look for one with stairs slides. Just use lots of padding to protect it from metal and straps. If you need to do this frequently, you might want to see if you can find one on Craigs list.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 10-05-2017 06:34 PM

As Lazynan pointed out, if you need to do this frequently, then buying a good appliance truck or constructing a sturdy ramp would be worth the money. If this is a one off deal, I suggest hiring someone to move the piece. they have the gear, the pads, the strong backs, and the experience to handle what would be a five minute job for them.

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