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    Ladder

    How do you build ladder bridges with only regular Home Depot Lumber. Also what do we do about a switch halfway thru, the ground switches from dirt to paved. any tips are great, like how to make the ladder turn.

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    Typically I use 2x6's for the rungs and 2x8s for the stringers (what the rungs rest on). For the supports I use 4x4 posts and 2x4s for cross bracing. You could put the posts on top of the pavement although its going to be a lot more stable if you bury the posts. Another option is to cement the supports to the pavement.

    To make the ladder turn just change the angle the stringers are pointed. Then either cut a groove into the 4x4 posts or make an angled cut on the end of your stringers so that the stringers are flush where they attach to the 4x4 posts.





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    For the concrete...

    Maybe try a hammerdrill and concrete anchors.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sully617
    How do you build ladder bridges with only regular Home Depot Lumber. Also what do we do about a switch halfway thru, the ground switches from dirt to paved. any tips are great, like how to make the ladder turn.
    Make sure it's treated lumber, not "regular" lumber.

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