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Old 02-10-2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any plans for wooden scaffolding? I am trying to find plans for scaffolding that uses 2x4's. Any ideas?

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Old 02-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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2x4's are not good scaffold materials for one of two reasons. 1) To build it properly and safe you need extreme amounts of materials which is expensive 2) Beacuse of the cost of 2x4's most people cut corners which makes it unsafe.

What are you scaffolding and perhaps other ideas will come in

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If you need plans for scaffolding you should not be building it, Not trying to be mean. Like chris said maybe there is a better way, what are you doing?
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Nothing right now. I just thought it would be a good winter project. I thought it would be a good idea to have prebuilt in case I need it later.
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Not a good idea at all.
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It's better and safer to rent scaffolding.

(For a newbi/DIYer, trying to figure out how to build a safe, temporary staging set-up would not be advised. It would also be a waste of non-reusable lumber)

(If you're anywhere near me, you're welcome to borrow my scaffolding at no charge)

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Atlantic, I would not loan my best friend my scaffolding, much less a stranger. I won't even let other trades use any I have set up. The liability is enormous.
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Atlantic, I would not loan my best friend my scaffolding, much less a stranger. I won't even let other trades use any I have set up. The liability is enormous.
I thought about that after I wrote it....
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Holy, am I glad I read this, I was just heading out the door to New England to borrow it

My safeway rental bill for last year was more than my laborer made I saw free scaffold to borrow I got excited

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