Chris Kircher's Garage Micro.
RPDO: how much did it end up costing?
Chris: Emm, we were given a lot of the supplies but the masonite ran us about $110 and the plywood ran $160. We also had to buy about $30 worth of screws and $100 worth of 2X4's.
RPDO: how much did the chipboard save you?
Chris: Well the particle board ran us about $8 a sheet so it didn't save us a great deal of money but it was definitely cheaper than plywood. ( is that particle board? yea )
RPDO: what else did you do to save money?
Chris: For starters we used CDX plywood (cheapest crappiest stuff), we spaced out our 2X4's as far as possible while still being sturdy (8 inches on transitions, 14 inches on flatbottoms, and 18 inches on the decks which are 3 feet wide)
RPDO: what method did you use to attach the coping?
Chris: We used the method shown in Miles' Garage Mini to attach our coping. It worked out incredibly well. There are 4 bolts with wing nuts on each side holding the coping on tightly.
RPDO: did you draw up plans for your ramp?
Chris: Yes and no, originally the ramp was going to have a spine and a wall ride but the size of my garage put that on the back burner and we just took the plans from the mini section of the spine ramp to construct what we have now.
RPDO: how did you decide what radius transition to use?
Chris: Well pretty much we made the transitions as big as we could while still being able to fit 2 arc pieces on a board with decks not included. That length happened to end up being 6'10".
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