Ship ladders typically have a riser height between 9″ to 11″. They have a tread run between 4″ to 6″.
Ship ladders are very sharp angled stairs, so we recommend having a handrail on both sides for ease of use.
The ship ladder pictured here has oak treads and oak stringers. The handrail is brushed stainless steel. All of the bolts, screws and mounting hardware is also stainless steel.
At Acadia Stairs, we can sell just the stainless steel hardware, brackets and rails if you wish to craft your own wooden structure, or we can provide the whole kit.
These ladders are available in a wide range of finishes, depending upon your decor.
You can also choose to have standard steel rails on both sides of the stringer. The handrail is typically 3/4″ round steel or stainless steel. This railing style can be retro-fit to almost any steep stair or ladder.
This custom ladder is made of steel for the most strength and simplest look to match the stairwell railings and the balcony rails. This ladder goes up 90 degrees. We recommend a more normal ship ladder than this version if at all possible.
Since the treads alternate, this stair is not considered to be as safe as a standard ship ladder or spiral stair. You must go down this stair according to its pattern. We make these only upon special request.
This is a custom oak ship ladder with stainless steel hardware, stainless steel railings on both sides in safety-top configuration. The sleeping loft had low ceilings & we fabricated custom railing with a stainless steel cable for added safety and style.
- It is 1″ o.d. stainless steel.
- The stand-offs are 3/4″ round.
- The handrail is spaced 3 1/2″ off the stringer for ease of use.
“2 Directional Ship Ladder Sliding Bracket”
The 2 Directional Ship Ladder Sliding Bracket allows you to slide your Ship Ladder back to the wall and then to the side to get it out of the way.