In order to study the natural wildlife, a small elevated observation platform
was constructed with just a single center post. There is a small hinged door
on the floor to access the platform. Only one person is on the
platform at one time.
What is known:
- Maximum weight of the observer is 300 lb.
- The center supporting post is a 6x8 wood timber (check
Structure Shapes appendix for exact cross section size).
- The platform overall dimensions are 6 feet by 7 feet.
- The observer can move around the platform, but the furthest location from
the center is 3 feet and 2.5 feet as shown in the diagram (6 inches from either railing)..