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Putlog Scaffold
A scaffold that is half supported by the building structure, saving on standards etc. The horizontal equivalents of the transoms are known as putlogs and the are attached or built into the structure as the work progresses. Rarely used in modern construction.

a putlog scaffold
Traditional timber boat building in Que Ngon, Vietnam.

The basic principal of this type of scaffold has not changed for centuries. Part of the scaffolding is supported by the solid structure that is being worked on.

The blue horizontal timbers (which we call putlogs) are supported on the inside by a bolt going through the boat's hull. The outside is supported by vertical props or standard. The scaffold planks sit on the putlogs.

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