He designed it to fit beside the fireplace in our living room. The hearth extends on one side only, so the ladder was the perfect thing to fill the space. He made it out of Purpleheart as I have always found it very intriguing when wandering around Windsor Plywood. Purpleheart is really interesting as it is just kind of a greyish brown color when you first cut and sand it, but after it is exposed to UV light is turns a gorgeous purple color.
I feel very spoiled. I just need to finish something else so I don't have to have a Christmas quilt on the top rung. Good thing my Mother's Day present was "guilt free shopping" at the fabric store later this week!