I used four 4′ lengths of 2×6 boards, with thin ripped strips for traction, to make a wide ramp:
Underneath, I attached some larger strips to help hold the boards together, plus a thin cinderblock attached to stop it from floating:
Attaching the traction strips with the finish air nailer, using a couple of boards for spacing, and a square to check that they’re straight:
I used untreated boards, and didn’t paint it, to avoid leeching chemicals into the pond. It’ll probably rot away eventually, but I can always make a new one if so.
A pile of stuff on the cart, for transport out to the duck house:
Attached some spare plastic liner over the concrete block, to help protect the pond’s liner:
The ramp mounted to the duck house:
I attached some welded wire fencing, to help prevent raccoons etc from getting into the duck house (I hope):
The finished ramp:
It was getting late by the time I finished, so I’ll let the ducks out for the first time tomorrow. Stay tuned for the next Flock Friday for that!