Plastic Paper Concrete Footing Form Hack

We are starting a new workshop build! The first step is putting in the footers.

To save time and money, we used smaller lumber lined with plastic paper to create our footer forms. This means we did NOT have to perfectly level the ground underneath the footers – the plastic paper on the bottom molded to the ground regardless of grade height.

We used 2×6 form boards instead of heavy (and very expensive) 2×10 or 2×12 lumber – half the cost, half the weight.

Stripping the forms were much easier, since the boards are much smaller, and we did not have to bury the bottom of the form to prevent concrete leaking out.

The plastic paper concrete footing forms saved us time and money. We will be doing this again!

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We’ve all done it. Used a carving knife to slice the lid of the Donut box open, gotten up to answer the phone with a chisel on our knee only to have it drop onto the floor and ruin the edge. (and then to make it worse, it was only a telemarketer!) Things like these happen to all of us and then we wonder why our tools keep getting dull. If we can learn to prevent these things from happening the life span of our tools will increase dramatically.

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Humans have been crafting with wood since the beginning of time. It is an all-purpose product: Wood has been used to build and heat the home, cook food, and provide all the furniture the family needed. While wood is still used for many of those functions, people are increasingly finding it rewarding to craft with wood as a hobby. The project becomes an extension of themselves as they put untold hours into turning a piece of raw wood into something to be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come.

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