Scaffolding in full effect

Today I built the much-needed scaffolding, which will really help me (safely) get up under the eaves to finish up the rafter tails.  I was able to build the entire deck from the pallet that our clawfoot tub shipped in, thereby justifying it taking up space in the garage for the last 5 years.  Combined with low lumber prices, I was able to build the entire thing for about $18!

I used bolts to attach the deck and angled support, so that I can break it down as necessary to move it around the different sides of the house.  This was so much cheaper than renting scaffolding the rest of the summer.  I think the pictures don’t give a sense of the scale, as it’s 10′ wide and a full 8′ tall.  The last picture is the scaffolding that my dad and I built 9 years ago when he helped us paint our old house.  I simply made it a little bigger to reach this house’s eaves.

View from inside the house
View from inside the house
Beautiful, beautiful scaffolding
Beautiful, beautiful scaffolding
As seen from the porch
As seen from the porch
The inspiration
The inspiration
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2 thoughts on “Scaffolding in full effect

  1. Hmmmm…maybe some 8′ scaffolding would help you reach all the way to the ceiling? I know someone who won’t know what to do with his after this summer. You could use it to get all Michelangelo on your ceiling.

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