Watson Mill - ladder, part 1

by brae  

The ladder to the bedroom will sit on the front wall between the library window and the kitchen cabinet.  The next choice is to determine the type of ladder.

I considered a simple set of metal rungs and a railing like the dock ladder I made for Walnut Bay Light.  These are bent brass rod painted black.  The hardest part with these is getting each rung uniform.  These take up the least amount of room but are also hard to use.  Is Gustav up to the daily workout challenge?  :D

I considered a wood ladder like the one from Baslow Ranch.

Or the moveable ladder from Walnut Bay Light, which has a railing built in.  They take up a bit more floor space away from the wall due to the angle but are also thin enough to blend into the background.  I used this one in the mockup shots for Watson Mill.

I think I will go for a mix of the two - rungs on the wall upstairs to give Gustav something to hold onto while moving to and from the upper room and a wood ladder leading up from the first floor.  It will add a nice visual element to the build without taking up too much space.  And, I will attempt to make the wood ladder moveable so it can be pushed against the wall to open up the floor space.  More on that to come...off to engineer.

10 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Love the ladders! :)

01/19/18 @ 09:57
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]

I like it! I think the angled ladder will work well for him and it’s something interesting on the wall too.

01/19/18 @ 13:07
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]

So great to see you working on the mill again.. Love what you are doing with the ladder.. I need a ladder in my San Franciscan basement so I will be watching with interest to see the outcome. :D

I hope all that good RL stuff that’s been keeping you away, is still happening in the background. :)

01/19/18 @ 14:50
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]

Nice ladders! Can’t wait to see what you create for Gustov! It’s sure to be practical, functional and stylish!

01/19/18 @ 15:01
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]

Looks like a tight space, hope you find something that fits :) I love the railing on the Mill ladder!

01/20/18 @ 17:57
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks for the encouragement! :>>

And, yes, all the good RL stuff is still happening. :yes:

01/22/18 @ 11:17
Comment from: Martha [Visitor]

So glad to see you creating and blogging again! Good RL stuff is wonderful!

01/27/18 @ 20:39
Comment from: brae [Member]

:>> Thank you!

02/01/18 @ 18:52
Comment from: Linda Ford [Visitor]

Hi Brae,
Isn’t it wonderful when your ideas get OUT of your head and become reality. I love this build…the ladders and hard to do, as I have tried. I really like the MIX of the 2 ladders. I agree with the one comment that the space is really tight, but we are so happy you are blogging again and giving us your wonderful ideas and know how.

02/02/18 @ 14:47
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

Whatever you decide upon will be good, I just know it! I hope the engineering is coming along since you posted this. I’m late to the party!

02/03/18 @ 04:02


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