I have recently noticed a great deal of interest in information on building wooden wheelchair ramps. While I recently wrote an article that covered the building of concrete ramps here at my own residence. I thought I would cover building a wooden wheelchair ramp. I have in the past built several wooden ramps.
Moving to the bottom rails, typically the 2×4 size is used. But you may need to bevel the edges a bit to let water flow easily and not stay on the flat surface.
After you have decided what your new patio will look like, you will need to think about materials. Garden supply centers are a great place to start because you can see first-hand what they look like. Also find out if there are any “how to” classes on how to install the pavers or composite decking.
Wooden ramps come in a wide range of sizes and materials. So we will cover the general rules you must follow in order to build a sturdy and most importantly safe wooden wheelchair ramp. I say most of all safe because I have seen and even used some wooden ramps that to my mind were more dangerous than not having a ramp. There are seven thing you must know in order to build a safe and sturdy wooden ramp.
Ultimately you need to decide what you want from your patio. Do you want to entertain lots of friends and family? Do you want to BBQ? Do you want decking or pavers?
A grate-style frame with Beams every meter or so is normal decking with planks of Wood fixed to the top. You can also buy parts from Garden centre. Decking is really a surprisingly easy Project if you have built things out of Wood before. For maintenance reasons leave the decking unpainted and natural. It may also look better.
Redwood is another remarkable deck material known for its stability and durability. It is highly resistant to wood eating insects and extreme weathers even without preservative chemicals. It has a rich reddish-brown color. If left unfinished, it will turn black until it becomes silvery gray. It is also less likely to shrink or warp than other types of wood. Plus, it is one of the most fire resistant materials than can be used for decking that can last for about 30 years.