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Maybe The Coolest Staircase Ever Designed [Pic]

Hits: 10496 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Funny | Added by: fancylad
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busdrivertm
Male, 30-39, Western US
 192 Posts
Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:21:15 PM
lol @ vimto!

Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:19:30 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.

TheiaRenown
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 425 Posts
Thursday, December 13, 2012 6:57:36 AM
I'd love to see a drunk person go up or down those

Cartunze
Male, 60-69, Western US
 834 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:26:45 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.

Vimto
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2631 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:03:45 AM
I always go upstairs left foot first, no good for me.

Swash
Male, 30-39, Australia
 225 Posts
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:44:49 AM
I wonder if it was designed with the slinky in mind.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:07:04 PM
Uh-huh. Can I watch you get the king-size bed into the master bedroom?

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:49:25 PM
Unless you have sharp corners to navigate, don't see the point.

Ilikelogic
Male, 40-49, Europe
 523 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:25:41 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"

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:43:05 PM
I just LOVE the thought of stubbing my toes after every step.

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1963 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:20:24 PM
So, can two people navigate this without having to jump a step? F that. Architecture fail.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12596 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:17:59 PM
Illegal. Uninsurable.

Slotherder
Male, 30-39, Western US
 249 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:30:20 PM
That would drive me batpoocrazy. I always lead with my left foot on stairs.

hauswyfe
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 275 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:16:23 PM
What if you're a leftie???

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6010 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:14:27 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!

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5263 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:57:08 AM
"There's nothin' on the top but, a bucket and mop and some bandages to wrap ya' knee burns!!"

The-Brit
Male, 50-59, Europe
 115 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:56:41 AM
What? No bookshelves? FAIL!

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14826 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:33:07 AM
"Now we wait for the building inspector..."

McThstlpnts
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1494 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:30:35 AM
While I can appreciate the concept...very impractical.

roketamine
Male, 40-49, Europe
 62 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:23:56 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

CaptKangaroo
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2090 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:17:47 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.

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:10:28 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

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:09:25 AM
If by "maybe" you mean "the opposite of"

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 10:58:15 AM
Link: Maybe The Coolest Staircase Ever Designed [Pic] [Rate Link] - Until you try to navigate it in the dark, at night after a few drinks.


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