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Date: 12/11/12 10:56 AM

24 Responses to Maybe The Coolest Staircase Ever Designed [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2012 at 10:58 am
    Link: Maybe The Coolest Staircase Ever Designed - Until you try to navigate it in the dark, at night after a few drinks.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 11:09 am
    If by "maybe" you mean "the opposite of"
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Let us count the benefits of this..... ZERO. If the treads went all the way across, you can still go two steps at a time. Reduced value of home, pooty for carrying items up and down,,,, etc
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    December 11, 2012 at 11:17 am
    Que the stupid teen at the top of the stairs with his cardboard box- 3...2...1 Stair surfing NOW!
    Add to the monthly fail list.
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    roketamine Male 40-49
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    December 11, 2012 at 11:23 am
    its designed like this because with normal treads the staircase would be too steep, staggering the steps maintains the normal climb angle.
    my friends got one in his house takes some getting used too
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    McThstlpnts Female 18-29
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    December 11, 2012 at 11:30 am
    While I can appreciate the concept...very impractical.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 11, 2012 at 11:33 am
    "Now we wait for the building inspector..."
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    The-Brit Male 50-59
    124 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 11:56 am
    What? No bookshelves? FAIL!
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 11:57 am
    "There`s nothin` on the top but, a bucket and mop and some bandages to wrap ya` knee burns!!"
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Yeah- imagine these- but open, and narrower, in a dark hall. I came down a set and it REALLY hurt- they were practically vertical when you came down!
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    hauswyfe Female 30-39
    280 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    What if you`re a leftie???
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    Slotherder Male 30-39
    251 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    That would drive me batpoocrazy. I always lead with my left foot on stairs.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    Illegal. Uninsurable.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    So, can two people navigate this without having to jump a step? F that. Architecture fail.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm
    I just LOVE the thought of stubbing my toes after every step.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    Wikipedia: Alternating tread stairs
    "Building codes typically classify them as ladders and will only allow them where ladders are allowed, usually basement or attic utility or storage areas not frequently accessed."
    German: Sambatreppe

    "used at least up from 1888"
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Unless you have sharp corners to navigate, don`t see the point.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    December 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    Uh-huh. Can I watch you get the king-size bed into the master bedroom?
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    Swash Male 30-39
    224 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 2:44 am
    I wonder if it was designed with the slinky in mind.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2012 at 5:03 am
    I always go upstairs left foot first, no good for me.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    December 12, 2012 at 11:26 am
    I have built stairs like this before. Very practical when you don`t have enough space for stairs with full sized treads. If you are short on length, you can do this or make shorter treads. The second choice is much more dangerous when descending the stairs because it only allows enough room for the heel of your foot. This takes a little training to be comfortable with it because you are traveling vertically faster than horizontally - compared to the normal stairs.
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    TheiaRenown Female 18-29
    426 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 6:57 am
    I`d love to see a drunk person go up or down those
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 10:19 am
    Dunno about the US but the UK Building Regulations used to have a drawing of alternating stair treads like this for loft conversions where space was tight.
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    busdrivertm Male 30-39
    192 posts
    December 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    lol @ vimto!

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