DIY Scaffolding

Repair is a positive event, but one always wants to speed it up, and the use of various devices will certainly help. Two hours spent on the assembly of scaffolding will certainly pay off. By the way, no stepladder or stool will replace a reliable and convenient "goat".
 Scaffolding do-it-yourself
The process of assembling scaffolding, which is also called" goats "," goat "," table ", can be divided into three stages: 1. procurement of materials, 2. preparation of parts for assembly, 3. assembling.

Preparing the necessary materials

Sometimes a good table for work can be literally collected from the rubbish that lies under your feet. However, the scaffolding must meet at least some minimum requirements:
  • The height of the table must be such that you do not have to reach for the ceiling or bang your head against it;
  • length and the width of the "goat" should be suchso that there was no need to constantly move it, but in the door and the turns the table should pass without problems;
  • the most important factor is its reliability, but the mass of forests should not exceed the capacity of one person, so that you do not have to constantly ask someone for help with movements.
For a proper selection of materials it is necessary to clearly understand the device of scaffolding, which includes:
  • worktop,
  • legs,
  • lintels.
Tabletop is the most important element of any table. It is precisely its dimensions and strength that affect the comfort of work, and it is precisely its weight that is most of the weight of the whole structure. Often in the renovated premises there are old, removed from the hinge door. As a rule, such a tabletop fully meets all requirements. If anything, cut off from her too much - ten minutes of work. If there are no suitable doors, the tabletop will have to be assembled from something. For these purposes, well fit pieces of plywood, chipboard or just boards. However, you need to understand that the various slots and protrusions will be great to interfere in further work, so they are extremely undesirable. Picking up boards or sheets, you need to choose bars for the countertop frame. By the way, door jambs and additional elements are good for this.Of course, this frame must be strong enough, but light. The table legs are no less important for its reliability and comfort. It is desirable that the length of the legs was suitable, so as not to increase them, because it can affect the strength. If there are no suitable bars or boards, it makes sense to spend a little and buy two or three bars. The bar is 40x40 mm. Perfect as legs, as well as for the assembly of worktops. Well, if you just want to save money, you can take a regular picket fence. Its length is usually 130 cm, therefore, perhaps, even sawing the fence is not necessary. It is also well suited for various jumpers. By the way, almost any trash can be used as jumpers - boards, bars, baseboards, opanels, and so on. If only the tree does not crack when hammering a nail or screwing in a screw. The choice between nails and screws is made based on two factors: what is available and what tool this fastener will plug or twist. For example, in the absence of a drill or screwdriver, it is not worth bothering with self-tapping screws, because a screwdriver will not help here. However, it is preferable, of course, screws.The likelihood that they will come out is almost zero, unlike nails. By the way, too long screws are not needed, because they can be twisted diagonally. In this case, even short screws will be suitable.

Preparation of blanks

This process must begin with the assembly of the countertop, as its dimensions will determine the size of the scaffold. In addition, all the other elements will be attached to the worktop. If the door leaf is used as the table top, it is desirable to remove all the protruding parts - pens, hinges, etc. from its working surface. If necessary, the door can be cut with a simple hacksaw or jigsaw. If the "goats" are needed very small, then from one door you get as many as two worktops. In the absence of a door leaf, you have to mount a frame for the table top. And this will be the first step in assembling scaffolding. But it is more convenient to sheathe this framework at the very end of the whole process.
 Scaffolding with our own hands
Scaffolding with your own hands

After cutting one leg of suitable length,the rest must be measured and noted precisely for it, so that their length is exactly the same. After that, the legs are screwed to the tabletop frame, putting it on the floor. By the way, if the floors are quite flat, then it is very convenient to level the tilt of the legs using a building level or a plumb line. It is desirable that the legs were strictly vertically. Diagonal and horizontal jumpers do not need to be specially harvested, it is much easier to cut off the excess after installation.

Assembling the table

By fastening the legs, you can do jumpers. Each leg must be reinforced with two diagonal bridges attached to the countertop frame on its two sides. Moreover, the installation of these elements must be done from the inside of the frame so that nothing sticks out from the outside. For information, the bridge of the car is attached to its body with the same "lumps", called jet thrusts, so that the reliability of this method has long been tested. From the ends of the table you need to mount two additional horizontal jumpers, which will become the steps. Therefore, these elements should be well secured and have adequate strength, because they will have to easily withstand the weight of a person. When the frame of the whole structure is ready, you can put it on your feet and, having convinced of the stability of the table, mount the working surface of the tabletop. With insufficient stability, you just need to twist the desired diagonal, slightly shifting them. Such actions can achieve the complete absence of all kinds of "swings". It should also be noted that any sharp corners, ends, protruding nails and other dangerous things are completely unacceptable, as someone will definitely catch them and get injured.
Scaffolding with your own with hands
 Scaffolding with your own hands
Scaffolding do it yourself
 Do-It-yourself Scaffolding
 Scaffolding with your own hands
 Scaffolding with your own hands
Reliable scaffolding is the key to success in many types of finishing works,and saving time and money on assembling a good "goat" will surely come out sideways!