Ladder with a Soft Touch
A 2-ft. by 2-ft. square of carpet protects the house surface.
The drawing above shows a site-built cap for my ladder that does two things really well: The 2-ft. by 2-ft. square of carpet protects the house surface, and the 7⁄16-in.-thick OSB backing distributes the ladder’s weight. It has a 6-in.-wide shelf that accommodates paint, scrapers, and other tools. A bungee cord ties the cap to the ladder, and the window provides access to the top rung.
— George Payne, Middletown, Md.