This is a badge bit (BB
) that is part of the PEP curriculum
. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in round wood working
This BB will be making a rough
log scaffold for a large berm
. It may be helpful to do the PEP Gardening
BB about Build a hugelkulter
first if you don't already have an existing berm/hugelkulter in place. Paul also provides a helpful diagram in this thread
. making a quick 7 foot tall hugelkulter
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
as long as the final product is stable.
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 tools, work at your own risk, and enjoy building!
To get certified for this BB, post four pics or video (<2 min).
- Your chunks of wood that you are starting with
- Action pic about half way through
- Final product
- Indication of the strength and stability of the scaffold log. Examples could include:
- You standing on your log
- You and some friends sitting on your log
- Creative alternatives?
- Powered tools like drills are allowed for this BB