Original owner of image: Tami Windina
Date of original image: January 14, 2012
Ladder type:2 tread step ladder, step ladder, step stool, kitchen step
Used for: Used for maybe small DIY jobs or as a set of kitchen steps to help people get into their top cupboards.
How many different web pages is this ladder image on: 3,000+ Low numbers we know but there is a great story behind it making it worthy of the “Iconic Ladders” page.
Where is it: Doncaster, UK
Story behind it: We never seem to know what to call these types of stepladders. Do we call them kitchen steps, step stools, hop ups, step ups? Step with knobs on?!?! We just never know so we will stick with step ladders for this story. Anyway….
It all started one cold winters night. Tami Windina was driving home and from her car saw a very sad sight indeed. It was a little 2 tread step ladder left lying on the roadside. She got out her car picked the little step ladder up and took it home. But she didn’t stop there! Self confessed as a “dumpster diver” Tami took it upon herself to re-new the little ladder. Cleaning it up, rubbing it down and giving it a new coat of paint and a whole new lease of life that you see it in all it’s glory. It’s a great little story and one well worthy of this blog.
But we want to add something. We think that this is a “DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME” moment in life. While a little beat up step ladder may be perfect for a little garden display or maybe a bedside stand we don’t suggest using it for its original purpose. The previous owner had thrown it away because it was no good to her/him anymore. (maybe because it was broken or maybe because they had got a much better one) whatever the reason the step ladder was old and while a fall off a step ladder like our 2 Tread Horizon Kitchen Step won’t kill you it might leave a nasty injury. So don’t “refresh” a step ladder get a new one. (or at least one that is in a good condition)
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