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Old 08-12-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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need to build scaffold planking


I need a platform at the top of my scaffold to do some ceiling work, one time use as a homeowner. I'm not buying anything premade or renting.

I have a sheet of 3/4 plywood but I wonder what size lumber I should use to act as joists beneath it. Needs to support 250 pounds total. 7.5' span.

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Ayuh,... Throw up a couple of 2x4s lain flat,+ top it with the Plywood,...
No need to get Fancy....

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I used (3) old 2x12's laid flat to support the plywood
These are actually 2" thick - not reg lumber
Bought sawhorse brackets to make my own sawhorses w/2x4's
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