As I like to make things from cheap or free materials I recently had the idea of reusing a bunch of old scaffold boards which were past their best. Here's what I did.
As you can see these boards are split in places and no longer any good as scaffolding boards.
I should have let them dry inside for longer than I did as they shrank slightly after a few days and I had to reposition them.
First built the timber studding that will hold the boards.
Measuring the exact lengths, I cut them all to size on the chop saw.
Next I trimmed a little of the side of each to make a nice straight edge.
Sanding them with 60 grit paper on the belt sander.
All sized and ready to go, at this point I gave them a good soaking with anti-termite treatment.Screwing them into place from behind meant there were no visible screw holes on the front side, each board got 8 90mm screws.
Working from the bottom up made them easier to install as I could place one on top of the other whilst screwing the in place.
Finally I gave the whole thing another soaking with the anti termite spray.
And that's it! What do you think?
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Concealed a cupboard into another part of this wall later on too, photos here
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