The Beginner’s Guide to Building Ramps

Building Ramps is a really fun task and involves following really simple steps. If you are an amateur in building ramps, this guide is probably for you, or even if you have good know-how, this guide can improve you in achieving a professional level. Building skate ramps is really very easy if things go in chronological order, but if things are done in a haphazard manner, you will feel lost and frustrated, and this task will indeed be left undone. So religiously follow this guide step by step to build a ramp successfully.

 

Step by step guide

 

1) First step involves maximizing all the spaces available to you and deciding what type of ramp you want. Consider the various terrains where the ramp will be placed and then see whether something is obstructing it or not; also, consider the fact that what will happen to the ramp when not in use. Then decide what kind of ramp you want, mini or large ramp, make a good blueprint of it.

 

2) Next step is to organize your lumber

 

Some shops may do the cutting work for you, but you will also have to customize it according to your needs. I would suggest you make use of some pressure-treated wood. This works best for you as they are ready for protection against water and mould.

 

3) Measure it twice and then try to cut it once. Don’t hesitate if you need anyone’s help ask for it, but don’t cut the wood without having proper measurements in hand or any experience related to it. If you are sure of the measurements, then only cut it. 

 

4) Follow safety guidelines

 

The wood chunks can enter your eyes and can pierce them, so remember to wear safety gear like safety goggles. Wear appropriate clothes, especially those that are tight-fitting.

 

5) Add a protective layer to your wood

 

Your ramp may have to face rain and dust, so covering it with a protective layer is necessary. 

 

6) Make the frame of the ramp 

This can be done by attaching the sides of the required ramp to an anchor in the front. Then level the frame. Then attach various ramp supports.

 

7) Attach the remaining wood ( plywood). Then create a ramp surface. You can use masonite sheets or can also use skatelite sheets on the plywood to create your ramp surface.

 

8) Create a surface and then use a sander to clear the jagged corners. Use good quality plywood. Plywood is available in various quality standards, namely grade A, B, C, D.

 

9) Then, finish the ramp’s surface and then cover the ramp with a given tarp so that an extra security layer gets into action.

 

Conclusion

 

This guide can help you to build a suitable valuable ramp for you in the long run. A suitable ramp should be waterproof and should consist of good quality material, and should be nice looking so that you feel great. This is the best way to build a suitable ramp.

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