Looking for Loft Ladder designs

Not requiring any specialised hardware.!
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Wed, Feb 7, 2007, 7:20pm (EST+5) skipper ( snipped-for-privacy@swan.com) doth mumble: Not requiring any specialised hardware.!
Again, not enough details.
Do you mean a ladder for a loft? Or a loft bed? They are two different things.
You can always DAGS.
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Skipper, have you looked at tansu ladder cabinets? The are oriental in origin. The thing looks like a dresser until it is unfolded; it then becomes a stairway. Lots of drawers of various sizes. Maybe it's best to keep it unfolded; this piece of furniture can be very beautiful and a nice conversation piece. Expensive? Sure, but see what you are getting! Or you can have a contemporary version made to suit your needs.
The history behind hiding stairs within a piece of furniture is fascinating, but I will let you find out (got something to do with taxes). Just google or yahoo along!
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To reiterate.
I am seeking inspiration for a loft ladder to gain access to my loft. The ceiling is 8 feet, I have enough room above to make it from one piece instead of those folding things. I don't want to be buying expensive hardware like hinges etc. Has anyone seen pictures of similar ideas.? I was thinking of maybe a counterbalance weight to reduce the effort of raising and lowering.
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On Feb 8, 4:00 am, skipper ( snipped-for-privacy@swan.com) wrote:

Hi Skip... Just wanted to ask for clarification.. are you looking to do something like a fire escape ladder that lifts/slides straight up when not in use? Kind of like an extention ladder?
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Thu, Feb 8, 2007, 9:00am (EST+5) skipper ( snipped-for-privacy@swan.com) doth burble: To reiterate. I am seeking inspiration for a loft ladder to gain access to my loft. The ceiling is 8 feet, I have enough room above to make it from one piece instead of those folding things. I don't want to be buying expensive hardware like hinges etc. Has anyone seen pictures of similar ideas.? I was thinking of maybe a counterbalance weight to reduce the effort of raising and lowering.
You yanking our chain? Hinges, expensive? Hell, if all you wnt is access, a lift up panel, and a stepladder would work.
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