Graphical Construction Glossary >> Temporary Work. >> Scaffolding >> Timber Scaffolding
Scaffolding used to cut down a huge tree that is slowly destroying an architectural treasure in the World Heritage listed historical reserve of Angkor Wat in Northern Cambodia.
Like the item on bamboo scaffolding, the above photo shows another extremely low tech solution to a complicated problem. The tree is slowly being cut down a small section at a time and lowered carefully to the ground without extra risk to the structure below.
All this using only the basic local resources.
The standards (vertical members) appear to be about 3" x 3" and the rest about 3" x 2". The joints are made with nails and the timber is local green hardwood.
With all advances in technology and the safety and work health regulations going around these days, it is easy to forget the fact that every building built before, say the 1860's was built using timber scaffolding of one sort or another. Think about it, The Colosseum, the Taj Mahal and all the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe.
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