24 December 2007
Here's my sweet ladder. The top is bolted through the wall to the support beam of the loft floor. It's made from pine 2 x 4s and red oak 1 x 4s. The carpenter who cut and pieced it together made a couple of errors in settings after I obsessed over getting the measurements just right (of course!). He said, "Perfection is expensive!". I had no comeback for that remark so I figured out a way to make it work so that the errors were minimized and it's just fine. I'm the only one who climbs up and down it anyway, and I love the way it looks.