Yesterday. my elderly father informed me that he had difficulty getting over
the upstairs thresholds with his wheelchair. I went to HD looked around
for something beveled to make a gentler slope. Bought some wooden door
molding and cut to fit.
I quickly finished the job, but after testing it out, I realized I should
have bought something with a smoother and gentler slope. I probably should
have bought long pieces of clapboard cut them up and layered them.
I posted pictures of the new 'ramps'.
I need to replace and/or reposition the 'problem' ramps today (see
picture). The others I can replace with a better solution another day.
There are wires riding along both sides of this 'problem' threshold. They
push the ramp above the threshold making navigation more difficult. Was
thinking of buying some sort of sander/grinder just to make it level for
now. Would this be feasible or would I be better off cutting the top edge
with a handsaw?
Permanent alterative: After looking at the commercially available products
I thought of buying rubber rubber door mats to cover these thresholds. I'd
build up a tiered wooden platform. Then place the doormat over the
threshold and platform. Any other suggestions would be more than welcome.
Commercially made ramps can be costly...
I thought of taking out the thresholds altogether. However, that could
create another set of problems.