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Putlogs / Falsework
- poles built into a wall and used to support scaffold poles during construction, now more commonly, and wrongly, used to
refer to the holes left when the logs are removed. Wooden
scaffold was in common usage up until the 1940s when it
started to be replaced by tubular steel. It was often referred to as "falsework" because so much thought and effort
frequently had to be put into its erection, only for it to be taken down once the building was complete.