Making a Collapsible Dog Ramp for a Houseboat

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Introduction: Making a Collapsible Dog Ramp for a Houseboat

I did this at TechShop Menlo Park. http://www.techshop.com

I
 have a 18 year old dog who has trouble with stairs so I needed to build her a ramp to get in and out of my new house boat.

Step 1: Cutting Wood

We started with one bog long piece of wood and cut it into 3 pieces to make a collapsible ramp.

Step 2: Hinges

Srewing in hinges on either side so the pieces would fold.

Step 3: Latches

Installing latches so that the board would stay flat for the dog to walk on.

Step 4: Doggy Ramp Is Ready

I will staple some carpeting on it so that she has better grip to walk on. This will make my baby's life a little less painful.

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    4 Comments

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    WWJB
    WWJB

    6 weeks ago

    Did this work? Maybe I'm missing something but it seems it would need aditional support or it would sag.

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    EmmaSurf
    EmmaSurf

    Question 3 months ago on Step 3

    Idk if you are still reading these but just in case... I had to be dense but I'm not figuring out exactly where the latches go and what type they are. I've been looking for a ramp to help my dog get in the car and most are too long to fit inside the car. If i make a narrower version of yours i think my dog will be smiling.

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    JonnyLeonard
    JonnyLeonard

    4 years ago

    How heavy of a dog will this support?