Elevating Pet Comfort and Owner Satisfaction, One Tail-Wagging Ramp at a Time

Elevating Pet Comfort and Owner Satisfaction, One Tail-Wagging Ramp at a Time

I am building a ramp, or more accurately, stairs for a dog that lives in Seattle. A Dachshund has shorter legs than some dogs so the risers in this flight are going to be somewhat shorter than a human’s, (By about 60%). I am making these from reclaimed wood. Western Cedar, specifically. They will get a couple of coats of epoxy to give them some protection, but it will be a food-grade epoxy in case one of the pooches decides to give the stairs an appreciative lick. 🙂

My client couldn’t find anything that didn’t ‘look ugly and cheap’, so she came to me. Which I appreciate – it’s also cool to make something nice for her dog.

Stairs are an interesting study in anticipated behavior. For example, stairs being ‘functional’ in part, requires the runs (length of stair tread) and the rises (distance from one tread to another) are consistent. If they are not, people and animals alike will often trip going up or down them.

Ensuring Safety and Style for Everyone in the house! 🙂

SeattleWoodCo

Author Since: March 21, 2023