Wanting to build a loft scaffold. What would be the best way of going about it?

Wanting to build a loft scaffold. What would be the best way of going about it?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is a rough idea of what im thinking. I want it to be made of metal and easy to disassemble if needed. The area with the curtains used to be a window that would lead out to a flat roof. A pitched roof was added over it so theres a pretty decently sized lofted area. Want to be able to easily get in and out so I have some more storage or space in my house.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      sorry, what the fuck is this supposed to be?

      https://i.imgur.com/bDauQ9I.jpg

      Wanting to build a loft scaffold. What would be the best way of going about it?

      a little mezzanine in the alcove?
      assuming the chimney wall is also brick use expanding anchors to mount 2x6 on the wall, joist hangers to build out your floor 18mm ply on top for a floor. ladder/hatch to suit treat it like a normal floor.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'd tear the whole thing down and start over with a better designed and built house.

    That fireplace is grim, even if the tiles were properly set. Also why tf does it jut out 3 feet from the fucking wall, it ain't even a real, wood burning fireplace.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The house was built in like the 60's. Its a piece of shit but nearly paid off. Will hopefully start generating income soon and I will buy a second less shit built house. The floor plan is pretty cool but everything else about it kind of sucks. Used to have a patio over the garage but that also needed a roof added over it because it didnt have drainage.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    putting a mezzanine in your house like that would be retarded, expensive and make it so the room is super cramped.
    overall its a retarded idea that im sure you can fuck up just enough to pull it off..... pull off ruining your house i mean.
    fucking retard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Im just putting the mezzanine right where that ladder is. I drew a shitty little napkin design. Its going to be about 3 foot out from the door so it comes to where the fireplace wall is an then about 3 foot from the other wall so it butts up against where the couch is. Where that ladder is, is where its going. Those curtains will be replaced with a rolling barn door and you slide it open and walk into the loft.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The idea is that I hopefully wont ruin it. Trying to build the mezzanine so it can easily be taken apart and wont need any mounting. Priced out the materials and it might come out to like $1,500-2000 and I already have a welder and know how to weld. The floor of it will be inch thick wood slats that lay down into channel iron. Maybe just pop the wood slats out. Unbolt the channel iron from the I-beams and then move each I beam out 1 by 1. Teardown would take maybe an hour or two.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP im not shitting on your idea, far from it. However I am shitting on your desire to DIY it. If you want scaffolding just buy some scaffolding. Ive been down the road of doing it myself to save 5 cents and I tell you what, I spent thousands on tools do save that 5 cents with and in the end I had a subpar product.

    Dont make it out of wood, that shit will look like ass and weigh a million pounds. Dont build it out of steel, that shit is retarded expensive and it needs to be painted or it will rust and also look like ass.

    Long story short if you want scaffolding go buy some scaffolding. Maybee find a legit scafolding company and buy some of there shit that wont pass their inspection anymore. I work with guys that throw it away by the ton because its a liability, it might have a bent ear or something that makes it illegal to use on site but you could use at home.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I havent seen any scaffolding that looks aesthetic.

    Not really trying to save money but build something that fits the dimensions and looks halfway decent. I dont think theres anything that can come out of a box that would work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Scaffolding is adjustable as fuck. Thats the entire point.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The height is adjustable, but the length and width usually isn't. Theres usually a lot of cross bracing and they are made of shitty cheap looking galvanized pipe or tube steel with holes all in it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >he's not subscribed to scaffolding monthly
      lol, lmao even

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you want something custom learn to weld (properly and NOT from PrepHole because it's full of FCAW junk welder tards) then fab what you like after a visit to your steel supplier who will cut to length with their saw.

      I'd use scaffolding cut and welded to what I want but you'd need to study (study is not spoonfeeding or never leaving PrepHole) scaffolding seriously including scaffold fittings.

      Some scaffold fittings are just clamps that work with round tubing.

      You can find people selling various steel decks and stairs to modify too. I'm hunting both scaffold and stairs (bad back) for my shop build and roof maintenance. I already have generic Baker style scaffolds but they're on the small side for loft use.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Buy scaffolding and slap a veneer or facade over it.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends on how well you want to build it. Here's a very good scaffold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtNFoSt3CnE

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe metal gas pipe and fittings like people are always using for shelving. depends on how much load and how may supports you can put in

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