Antique Ladder Replica Build Experiment


In this video we finish the ladder support mechanism and build. This video is the last one in Ladder build experiment series. We are happy top report that replicating antique ladder  experiment was very successful and useful. Along the way we learned that you don't need metal hardware to build sturdy ladder using common wood species. To finish we used Charcoal chalk spray paint that gave us very nice finish. Overall cost of this build was about $34 from which we spend $14 on paint. 

One day I came across this beautiful antique ladder design and it was a love at first sight. Simple lines, utilitarian approach with minimalistic wood usage. I just could not stop to admire the design. By the time I understood the folding mechanism and it's load capabilities I already decided to build one. The build process went relatively smoothly and learned a lot. Yet the project turned out to be more complex than I thought. Consequently, I could not finish it in one weekend. Hopefully, will finish soon and share its completion video next time.