One day I watched Norm Abram make this library ladder on tv. I wrote down some notes and made it in my workshop. This project was made from 10 ft of 2×4 pine and 9 ft of 1×6 pine. The angle of the ladder body is 32 degrees with a 3 degree flare at the bottom. Hardware included 5 1-1/2″ strap hinges. The finish is Golden Oak with 2 coat of polyurethane semi gloss. The hardest part was getting the dados correct for the steps (treads).
They have to be cut at a 32 degree angle on a 3 degree offset. Getting the 3 degree offset to be in the right direction is the most difficult part. If not done correctly, when you install the treads, a gap will appear in the dado joint.
This projects can easily be constructed in a weekend, and we sell this plan in our online store. Availability of supply is limited.