Stuart's Mini Ramp: 1.2m (4ft) High 3.6m (12ft) Wide and 7.2m (23ft) Long including platforms.
$1789.50 NZ ($950 US)
I ordered all the materials today and there getting delivered tomorrow. I need to pick up the coping from the separate store later on this week. I've cleared the area (there was a bit of bush in the corner of my garden) and laid the pegs marking where the piles will go.
All the materials arrived today, I cut the timber and moved the plywood down to my garden. The place where I brought the wood didn't have the plywood they said they did which I asked for as the bottom layers of the ramp surface so they upgraded it for free and the new plywood is very, very good!
I cut the transitions today using a 6ft transition and I'm very pleased with how even they all came out. When I drew the lines I used a piece of wood instead of string to solve the problem of having to keep the pencil vertical (picture below). I cemented in the piles this afternoon so that I can begin construction on them tomorrow.
I've built the flat bottom frame.
I put the side pieces and middle pieces of plywood in place (photo below) and have begun to put the cross pieces in place.
I've finished most of the crosspieces and added extra piles to help support the frame for strength and to stop it shaking.
I have finished the transitions and put down the lower sheets of plywood.
I made the platforms and have screwed holes in the coping so that I can bolt it from underneath the platforms.
I have finished the first two layers of plywood.
I have put down the massionite and put resin on tit to protect it from swelling up in the rain.