No pictures today, sorry.
I have two raised beds that I need to build a joint ladder for. The sides of the beds are designed to be the ladder, but the way we organized the room all the sides are unavailable. The top of the bed rail is 36" high on the dot.
I was thinking of doing the ladder on a 15° angle. If someone could check my math, I think that means a 37" rail length normally. I was going to angle the ladder back vertical when it hit the bottom of the rail to the top, and have a hook on top to stabilize it.
If you need a picture to visualize it, this is pretty representative of what I'm trying to do:
So I have two questions I would put to you in the design process
1) Would it weaken the ladder too much if I did a taper on the top to meet the bed rail, or should I keep it full width and start with a wider piece of wood?
2) How would you attach the steps for maximum strength?