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    New question here. some help on trail building

    I live in montana and there arnt alot of freeride high in the sky trails. i was wondering where you guys get all the 2x4s or what ever and how ya put the logs together. also how long would it take to put together like one small set?
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    I like your avatar

    anyway, you can go to construction sites and ask if they have a scrap pile you can go through for wood. Or, you can go there when no-one's around, and just "borrow" from the scrap pile, but I'd say don't take anything that looks nice, and that they might use.

    The best is when you go to a construction site and ask one of the guys who doesn't know what he's talking about if you can have some scrap wood, and then he shows you what he thinks is the scrap pile,a nd it's actually a pristine stack of 2by4's 8's and 12's. That happened to me, I got some sick wood that day

    About putting them together, I use long nails, though screws hold better. And about construction time, that depends on how many people you have and whether you have to sink your own supports. If you can use trees for the supports, it shouldn't take too long, but if you have to make your own, it takes a while

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    Long nails is a must 3.5 or 4 inch work good.I usually build partial bridges i my garage then tote them up to where they are getting put. gettin wood from job sites is a must. free wood rocks, also i just went to home depot and got a cart of wood that was "damaged" for 18 bux. and it is all perfect to build bridges out of. Good luck and we'll post some pics when were done with my bridge project

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    yeah i will proly have to sink most of the poles cuz out here there arnt tons of logpoles in the area i want to build. thanks for the info. but some pictures would kick ass
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    pallets are my personol faverote for building. ya they take a while to pull apart but they come with nails just go any where u see em like constuction sites and behind liquor stores and such and boom u got wood and nails

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    Good stuff from North Shore Mountain Bike Assoc.

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    Mike

    PS. Pallets suck for building materials.

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    i'm going to build a portable stunt this summer, i plan on using strapping for the rungs, and 2 by 4's for the supports, i talked to a contracter that i know, and he will get me some scraps, but he thinks i should use plywood for the supports.
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