There are several ways to save money when painting a home in San Francisco, the most common being to do the job yourself. But should your painter be building their own scaffolding to save costs on their end? It does provide for good entertainment watching them risk their lives painting though. Seems a ladder would be just as effective (dangerous).
In case you’re just not getting the magnitude of how rickety this structure (if you want to call it that) is, we have another picture for you.
What’s worse (we should have snapped a photo of this too), the base support consists of 4×4 blocks simply resting on the ground and the 2x4s you see holding this thing together are simply nailed into the sides of said blocks!
Crazy? Stupid? Common? Or all of the above? One thing’s for sure, you won’t find us up there…we’ll use the ladder, thanks.