Build It Yourself: Wheelchair Ramp

After being laid up this week recovering from knee surgery following an ACL reconstruction, I realize how grateful I am for my normal mobility. I’ve got two flights of stairs to climb before reaching the door of our New York apartment. I never thought it was that bad until now. My condition is only temporary and even though it does suck, I know that I’ll be back on my feet in a few weeks. For those who are confined to a wheelchair or have other mobility issues an access ramp is an absolute necessity.
Here are a few resources for building and installing a wheelchair ramp.

How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp
Handicap Ramps
Tips for Building a Wheelchair Ramp
Make a Portable and Foldable Wheelchair Ramp
How to Build a Front Door Wheelchair Ramp
Build a Wheelchair Ramp to Code

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.