Now we’ll tell you how to make a retractable ladder to the second floor or attic.
What is important for the owners of a country house, when they decided to build a wooden staircase to the second floor or attic? That’s right – that it takes up less space. And here it is useful to recall that it is not necessary to do the ladder steady.
I suggest using a retractable folding design. This ladder is put forward, laying out of the attic hatch, if necessary, which it is fixed to the frame. This I built last year at his dacha, the idea of looking at a magazine. It turns out that such designs are popular not only in our country but also in Europe! They are also thinking about how to save more space!
My ladder is made up of three sections, which in turn put forward the opening of the hatch, take their place and secured with shutters on the floor.
The upper section of a retractable ladder mounted on the frame of the attic hatch. Sami section of the same length to form a folded single box. Folded I hook from each other by means of latches. After opening the latch section move in the grooves and thus form a structure appropriate length. When I am on the second floor, the stairs I stack a sheet thick plywood – get a great table!
In the manufacture of retractable stairs to the attic, first I made a serious mistake. Due to the fact that the door to the attic I have located near the slope of the roof, it does not open due to the thickness of the stairs. I had to redo it.
And further. The center of gravity of the sliding ladder folded must be at a turning point.