Century 8ft 9in Wooden Attic Stairway (AE-89)

Item no: 1098995 | 0000628258906
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  • Premium- heavy duty
  • Rough opening 25-1/2" x 54"
  • Finished clearance: 23.5" x 52"
  • 8.9' ceiling height
  • 350 lb. rated
  • Southern yellow pine construction
  • 1" x 6" x 16-1/2" treads
  • Requires swing clearance of 70"
  • Landing space of 61" at max. height
  • 20" clearance between springs

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WERNERCentury 8ft 9in Wooden Attic Stairway (AE-89)

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Strong Ladder, Needs Improvement

By Louie

from Seattle, WA

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer


  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable Steps
  • Easy Installation
  • Solid


  • 3rd Top Step Wo Rod
  • No Steel Rod 3rd Step
  • Steel Rods Not In Channel

Best Uses

  • Attic Ladder

Comments about WERNER Century 8ft 9in Wooden Attic Stairway (AE-89):

Painted steps before installing to replace 30 yr one. New one has 5.2" steps and solid. Needs steel rods to go in channels, 3rd top step had no rod, so used a steel plate from bottom to strengthen. Need carriage bolts (not regular) where springs tie to steel and wood and clearance of bolt and screw from screw should be 1/8 inch less. Steel rods ends where screw end protrudes on left side of ladder should also have cap nut included (We bought some to cover the screw ends ot keep from being inadvertently scratched when brushing next to ladder) A second railing should be included on left side of ladder (We used old one and installed it on new ladder). We also added a safety handle to ladder near top open area in case someone comes down ladder as a staircase. Also replaced standard knot for pull down string with a couple of washers and then passing string with good knot through it. Factory setting of spring tension makes it quite difficult to pull down, one may need to adjust it. It is better to have 3 people to install the ladder, one on top in the attic with the appropriate tools and two below to lift it, push it up level, and set the shims.

I would still recommended this ladder to anyone and would be willing to pay even $50-100 more inthe cose to have my suggested changes implemented in the product. While it is a good product, it good become a better engineered product. Overall, the craftsmanship is good.


Very Impressed With ACE

By Fred

from Sandown, NH

Verified Reviewer

Comments about WERNER Century 8ft 9in Wooden Attic Stairway (AE-89):

My comments are about ACE-I've not even installed the attic stairs yet->I expect them to be fine/sturdy & durable. I ordered these on line on a Saturday and lo/behold they were ready to be picked up at my local ACE on Monday. Though the box was damaged it appears everything is ok (hope nothing dropped out?). The folks at my ACE store were just as helpful & friendly (Sean & Katie)-VERY pleased with the ACE on line experience thus far.

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I would recommend this product

By Ron

from Kane PA

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer


  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable Steps
  • Solid


  • Instructions need clarity

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about WERNER Century 8ft 9in Wooden Attic Stairway (AE-89):

This is a well designed product. It is nice and heavy duty. You feel very stable using it. The instructions could be a little more clear as to framing. It shows several differnt framing pictures that make it confusing.

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