Scaffold Icicles


Icicles Under Butcher Shop Scaffolding

Once I taught him the basic pattern Ben built almost all of the scaffolding that kept us safe as we worked to build our butcher shop ever higher. Some of the scaffolding is still in place which gives the dogs a high vantage point to check out the road. The butcher shop is built back into the hill so scaffolding that is high up in the front is closer to the ground in the back where they can easily reach it and then run around to the front of the building.

These icicles formed below the scaffolding along the shaded and wind swept northern face of the butcher shop. The scaffolding is made up of 2x boards spaced a little bit apart so they drain. Behind the icicles you can see the wooden forms we used to make the mold we poured the concrete into to form the butcher shop in five concentric super insulated shells.

Outdoors: 25°F/49°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 57°F/64°F

Daily Spark:
A wood saw is for cutting wood.
A metal saw is for cutting metal.
A bone saw is for cutting bone.
So what is a radial arm saw for? Clocks?
What about a table saw?
A see saw?

About Walter Jeffries

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2 Responses to Scaffold Icicles

  1. David says:

    Hey Walter!

    Do you worry about leaving those forms out in the weather long term? I know you are basically storing them on the structure, but won’t they rot fairly quickly being in the weather and in constant contact with concrete?

    • I have to store them somewhere. Storing them on the exterior of the building keeps them up off the ground and away from constant moisture so they last very well. They are not actually in contact with the concrete for the most part because the insulation is between the concrete and the forms however the concrete does not rot the forms, it preserves them. Some of these forms are over ten years old from building our , some are eight years old from building the south field shed. Stored up and off the ground they seem to last well. These forms will be used again on the next project.

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