This scaffold can be used for more easy access to plant or add organic matter to a berm or hugelkulter.
Paul details the process in this video, starting at 2:45.
You will need to do some basic joinery work, creating notches for the vertical and horizontal logs to fit together, and you may need another person positioning the log into place. A loose fitting joint will be fine for this project.
Low quality wood is also fine to use, and this can be left in place to provide additional decaying organic matter for the future!
Be safe when using hand tools, work at your own risk, and enjoy building!
To get certified for this BB, post three pics.
- Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
- Action pic about half way through
- Final product
I've had some people say that this one is really hard to duplicate elsewhere.
I think that concern has some truth to it. But I also hope that there will get to be a thousand sites that have steep hugelkultur that can use some scaffolding like this and there will be lots more opportunity.
For now, it is just amazing how much a person learns from doing this, so I think this is a really good choice.
I have a rather steep portion of my hill that's a pain to walk up and down. I'm contemplating making one these scaffolds there eventually. Would that count? Are there minimum dimensions for the resulting scaffold? I could put one on my 4 foot hugel for my kids to use, but I'm not sure if that would count if it's scaled down to kid size.