I will say that getting the 60-75 lbs. structure 10’ in the air and over the two support 4x4s, by myself, caused it’s own set of challenges. Some creative lever and pulley actions mixed with moving blankets, bar clamps and extending ladders somehow made it happen. Stressful!!
The biggest challenge was not having the appropriate tools for the job. As an example, I really needed a drill press. I used a level and the one+ drill/driver to drill holes through both sides of the 2x12, 4x4, 2x12 stack. Additionally, I did some creative hammering to get the 7” carriage bolts through evenly.
Thank you, that was the idea :).
Unfortunately, the first person to build the stairs was someone they didn’t know and hired randomly. I had suggested they wait a season and see how it holds, but they just wanted it done right.
Hi aaronbiby! I’m happy to send you the Sketchup model for this. I don’t have and actual plans but the model is 90% accurate in measurements. I started at the bottom and made sure to measure the short pieces lol. The trick is in the structure of the design. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have after you see the model.
I really don’t have a price, I think I purchased 25- 10’ Kiln Dried 2x4’s and two pounds of 2 1/2” deck screws.
Lastly, I just need your email address!