this is a great hint - and if you do not have your butcher steel handy, the matte edge of your vehicle door glass will work, and the bar non-glazed ceramic edge of a toilet tank will do a good substitute for a fine sharpening stone...
this is a handy touch - would it work to extend the sides upwards about an inch or two, to keep small items and tools from sliding off the shelf? (the back "wall" is already extended upwards...)
Or I could see a 2nd idea - (it all depends on what one's craft is)...
Extend the top shelf outwards about 2" on either side, then drill holes to hold screw drivers, plier handles, etc. - (If anyone still uses screwdrivers these days...)
The pad on the back to spread the pressure is a huge improvement over the old wrap the ladder ends with rags...
Here is a link to something new - at least "new to me"...
I have seen a couple videos on tools similar to this - call it a "snow-slide" or ??? - but it enables you to slide snow off the roof from the ground - no more fear of stepping off the edge... -
Not sure where these are being sold in the USA - and there are other products "just like it" coming out - so competition may being the price down -
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