7.14.2013

Modular Mini Ramp

Stored Mod Ramp   While building several garage mini ramps throughout my "adult" years, I have learned some important lessons. The biggest one is nothing is permanent, including your residence. If you happened to find this post while searching ramp plans, I want you to consider taking the additional time to build your next ramp in a way that allows it to be broken down into sections. This just takes a little planning and very little additional lumber. Personally, I prefer using carriage bolts and a rail system to join the modular units.
   I am a big fan of indoor ramps for one reason, there is a roof overhead. Living in Montana, this has gotten me through many of a winter doldrums. Garage ramps are also great for a range of skill levels because they are typically restricted by ceiling height.
Mod Skate Ramp - Base Rail Detail
Base Rail Detail
   The ramp I currently own was moved out here via van lines from Ohio. If you or your kids love skating, this pricey investment could be with them for years to come. In the case that they out grow it, then it could be sold or donated to a youth facility. This ramp has also been setup at four different locations to date. The larger pieces are manageable in a standard pickup truck box, and I have even assembled it a couple times by myself.
   Currently the ramp resides in the back of my garage, while still allowing us room to park our cars in the front. The left side deck is the same height as my work bench and acts as an extension for long materials. The right side is deep enough to store a wheelbarrow and push mower during the winter. I can say at this point that it has not been a burden, it has forced me to be highly organized with the rest of the garage. I often tell curious neighbors, "I am not a golfer and it is great exercise." I do prefer skating on concrete, but once again it is an issue of permanence.

Modular Mini Ramp

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