How to Make a Wooden Threshold Ramp

How to Make a Wooden Threshold Ramp

Threshold ramp are used to transport jobs. They are small ramps that provide a gentle incline from the ground or deck area to a house’s floor. Threshold ramp are typically made of metal, but they can also be made of wood.

A threshold ramp must be strong enough to withstand the weight of anything that might be brought into a house. A good design for a wooden threshold ramp will necessitate solid wood construction.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED + Safety glasses
a measuring tape
The straight edge
Pencil
8 2-by-6-by-30-inch pine boards
A table saw with a fence
Saw, circular
Screw driver
32 3-inch wood screws

Take the height of your threshold and use it to position the fence on your table saw, keeping it at that distance from the blade. Raise the blade so that it is 1 1/2 inches above the table. Pass each board through the table saw until its width equals the measurement of the threshold.

Using your straight edge, draw a line from corner to corner on each board. Each board should be cut in half diagonally to yield 16 equal-sized triangular pieces of wood.

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Place two boards so that the ends are flush and the longest sides are aligned. Screw these two boards together with two screws 20 inches apart, 5 inches away from the ends of the boards. Place another board against these two to ensure that all of the edges are flush. Using two screws, attach the third board to the first two. Alter the screw positions by 1 inch so that you do not run into the first pair.

Screw the remaining boards to the first three in the same manner. You will have a 30-inch long ramp that is 24-inch wide. For moving dollies or other equipment into and out of your home, place the tallest part of this ramp against your threshold.

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