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Build a wooden wheelchair ramp for my house

Posted by Nat W.


Ivanhoe VIC 3079, Australia

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Saturday, 2nd Sep 2017
Hello, I'm a 40 year old female renter and also have a mobility disability and two aging dogs.

To get to my backyard (which we all do often), I have to walk down two steps that have no support rail and are quite steep and awkward to use. I find it difficult to go up and down as often as I do because itcauses me a great deal of pain and discomfort.

My dogs are getting older, and they find it harder and harder to go in and out too. Sometimes we all fall over in either direction.

I'd love it if I had a wooden ramp that is level with my back door and then slop downwards into my yard. In theory it seems easy enough but even though I'd have the ability to do a rough job of it, I don't have any tools and I'd like something basic and yet sturdy enough to use regularly. I've attached a picture of pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. The ramp wouldn't need to be as long but it would need a bit of a flat landing at the type to be able to open my back door.

I work full time but I don't have much money, living week to week financially since I was fortunate enough to get myself and both of my dogs away from a situation of domestic violence. We don't have many people who can help us and really have trouble asking for it anyway.

I'm hoping to find someone out there who might be a retired carpenter or just really handy with constructing solid structures on a less than perfect/level concrete surface.

I'd be happy to pay for all materials if you'd be willing to design something for me and put it together. I've got a pretty good idea of what it could look like.
I could pay a small amount of cash for labour or a combo of a few different things ranging from cash, plants, baked goods, washing and ironing help, a usb stick full of movies, a couple of tiny baby yabbies (if I can catch them). Basically I can do a trade of things in exchange for the creation of a ramp. A ramp that could honestly be one of the best things to help me maintain my safe mobility around my house, and by allowing me to do one of the most simple tasks that can be taken for granted until you realise you can't do it anymore.
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Hi Nat offer is for labour only .materials not included but I can get wholesale or you can get.
Will get it done for you between existing jobs ,but it will be done asap if you are flexible .
May be a weekend even .probably me or my partner will do it or we just may knock it over together
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Hi Nat yes I accepted your offer .
I had some time this week but fully booked .
I can up link again if you like .
Once I come down to see and measure
Once materials are there about a week
If ok will upload
Nat W.poster
Oh thanks Matt, I didn't get a notification but that's ace. I'm totally flexible with time over the next month or so anyway so no rush but would be great to talk more. Thanks again
Yes Nat about a week ,once we get materials there ok
Nat W.poster
Hi matt, tried to accept your offer but the link has disappeared. Would be happy to work around your schedule and work out materials etc, any chance you can click the offer link again? Would be great to chat about it :)
Hi Nat timber will prob cost a bite .
but doable at a reasonable price .
Don't know what you think timber will cost .Can do in between jobs
Nat W.poster
Hi Matt, your work looks amazing and I'd be very happy if you were able to help out. I'll source some timber and get back in contact if that's cool. Thanks so much for offering to help. Nat
Nate is it going over concrete or grass / dirt
Just need to know if need brackets to bolt posts etc

Nat W.poster
Hi matt, it's over concrete but it's uneven. May have been a driveway when the house was first built so it has some cracks and isn't perfectly flat. Cheers
Nat W.poster
Should probly mention that I'm not actually using a wheelchair but that's the type of ramp I need, or similar. Thanks
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