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The old Titan Ladder

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Five years ago i retired the old wooden ladder( i had used it for three decades +) in favour of lighter Aluminium one, old age and all that.Ever since it has stayed in the shed gathering dust,a couple weeks ago I decided to have a clear out.


Jamie was not sure what we should do with it, Another hurdle no not
this time.
I have an idea watch


Now we have an arch way from one recycled ladder
Jamie approves all that remains are to source some plants that will grow in semi shade


looking in the other direction


Right along side Rhododendron Yellow hammer is in flower


Finally the all important name plate for Ken.

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What a great idea Bjs. It looks fantastic.

11 Oct, 2010

 

Is that all one ladder ? Surely that must be two or three ? But a brilliant idea.

11 Oct, 2010

 

i was thinking the same as Cinders..but looks great.. good idea for old ladders..:o)

11 Oct, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Cinders. It was a double 16 ladder so two pieces about 12 ft long,the piece on the grass is the bit left over.It was not that difficult to do, a drill a sharp saw and some long screws,any one who has such a thing lying around could make a good climbing support by leaning to halves together as an A section and either screwing or wiring them together.Just another thought.

11 Oct, 2010

 

Brilliant!! am off to the tip to find ladders!!

11 Oct, 2010

 

Brilliant idea Bjs, would never have thought of that, I'm coming too Lulu :-)

11 Oct, 2010

 

Wouldn't aluminium ones be a good idea too, as they wouldn't rot?!

11 Oct, 2010

 

it looks brilliant, what a great imagination you have and very clever.who would have thought of doing that with an old ladder.

11 Oct, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Lulu
your right they would not rot only draw back is how hot aluminum becomes when the sun shine on it ,something with soft growth would probably burn .However a plastic garden mesh cut to the width of the rungs and dropped over the top rung down to the ground and secured would help keep a plant out of contact with the metal.

11 Oct, 2010

 

Great idea. I love reading blogs about using 'junk'. How many times have we all been to the 'tip' and thought, "That xxxxx is just what I'm looking for".....

One man's meat, as they say!

11 Oct, 2010

 

This is so resourceful Bjs....I am impressed. It looks just the job so when you have plants thriving and covering your arch be sure to post some photos. :)

11 Oct, 2010

 

WOW i love it and has def given me an idea as i was looking for a cheap way to do an arch , thanks for the great tip ;0))))

12 Oct, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Cristina
The legs on mine going into the ground are steel angle.I am sure Meta-posts would do the same job to prevent rotting

12 Oct, 2010

 

ok thanks def got to show oh this lol

12 Oct, 2010

 

Hi Brian
Its 99 percent sure that Ken made it and he is thrilled to know his workmanship now has another life! And knowing Ken's choice of parts and determination that each ladder should be be made to the very best of his ability, it should last another 30 years!
Thanks for the pic of the label!

15 Oct, 2010

 

What a Great idear it was of yours to make an arch from your ladder, wonder what you will get upto next LOL

19 Oct, 2010

 

Geoff Hamilton would certainly approve of this transformation Bjs and I'm sure he would say . . . marvellous!

5 Apr, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Thanks muddy Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchand' is starting to climb upwards from east to west so hope it will work

5 Apr, 2011

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