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Yum Yum Farm Ladder farmhouse-staircase

Yum Yum Farm Ladder

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July 21, 2014
erinvdv wrote:
I love the stairs.....any code issues with them? How do they conform?
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DeForest Architects
Hi. Good question! That is actually considered a ladder and does not need to meet the stair code because it accesses a space less than 200sf. You should check your local code to be sure it is the same. Of course you may also choose to exceed the code requirements depending on who will be using the ladder. Thanks for asking. John
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Beatriz Parga
"Exceed" code requirements? How does this effect homeowners insurance?
I have an unused attic space that currently has a pull down.
    Bookmark   November 17, 2014 at 10:06AM
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November 29, 2012
D wrote:
Lights - Hi. Did you find spec on the kitchen light.? Would love to know. Thanks
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DeForest Architects
Hi there. I am pretty sure they were made by Artemide but I have been unable to find them among their current products. They may have been discontinued. Too bad!
    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 6:10AM
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July 15, 2012
daniellkruse wrote:
beautiful simplistic design, love it ... how arre the plywood panals fastened and how thick
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thanks ... i meant to ask about the plywood panels on the cieling ... how thick and how are they fastened and finished .. i want to do the same thing in my house
    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 3:10PM
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DeForest Architects
ooops. the ceiling is 1/2" pre finished plywood cut into strips and installed with finish nails (and glue, I think) with a gap between panels. The drywall was painted black behind the reveals to create a shadow line.
    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 9:58PM
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March 4, 2012
raebrown wrote:
Ladder - I think a ladder like this would work for my basement access dilemma. I too would love to know if you had it custom made. If so, would you be willing to share the cost. Also, is it made out of wood only or wood and steel? Thank You
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DeForest Architects
Hi, we custom-designed that out of materials--plywood, salvaged flooring, steel--left over from the rest of the project. It was part of the overall cost so i don't have a specific figure. Good luck with you project. John DeForest
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February 19, 2012
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Yes, we custom designed that out of materials--plywood, salvaged flooring, steel--left over from the rest of the project. John DeForest
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February 19, 2012
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I believe that is an Artemide fixture but I am not sure it is still available. If you email me at, I will check the spec when I am back in the office. John DeForest
    Bookmark   February 19, 2012 at 11:24AM
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Local style came into play via new and salvaged materials freshened up and given new lives. These included remilled subflooring from a nearby Amish farmhouse slated for demolition, a salvaged laboratory sink (used in the bathroom), galvanized steel (used as a shower stall), red-stained plywood normally used for concrete formwork (used to make cabinets) and twin-wall greenhouse cladding (used to wrap around the work loft; note how the light comes through it).A traditional quilt hung from the work loft adds a traditional touch to the décor.
The home was heavily influenced by the local agricultural vernacular on the outside, but it has a much more contemporary feel inside.

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