full time metal fabricator/artist

Custom post step fabrication

I recently have been building out my studio space, allot of general contracting happens automatically when you know how to measure accurately and know how to use power tools.
Before the steps I built, my space looked like this.

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To get to the top level, I needed to use a ladder, this needed to change so I could have quick access to grab a tool or material stored overhead.
I took a car spring and mocked it up to a 4×4 post and determined where to cut them to make steps the would mount to a 4 x 4 post.
I then used a piece of 1/8″ x 1″ bar stock and cut them to 4″ pieces, after all the cutting and grinding was completed, I had six steps from the car spring and twelve base plates that would mount to the 4 x 4 post.

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I also drilled 3/16″ holes in the baseplate intentionally offset in order for the 5″ screws I’d be using to purchase in separate veins of the post.

Once the pieces were all ready, I screwed them to my mockup post and welded the steps on.

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Here’s a shot of the staging area right before welding.

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After all the welding was complete, I had six steps ready to install!

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I used 20″ spacing for the steps, the feel really nice and secure. Here’s a few other shots of the steps.

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Thanks for reading.
More to come.

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