You get 8 of them for slightly more than one log (1.125 logs to be precise), and they break in one click, like torches.
They look this when placed:
I also added a wrench, for easy destruction of scaffold blocks. Crafted like so:
When you right click on a scaffold with a wrench, all the connected scaffolding blocks will break. For example, the staircase-thing above would be destroyed in one click. However, it doesn't destroy diagonally, so in the picture below, clicking any blocks in the plus would destroy the whole thing, but the x on the right would need to be destroyed one block at a time (which is still pretty fast, as scaffolding breaks at the same speed as torches and reeds.)
The point of scaffolding is to make awesome aerial structures easy to build, with no need for unsightly, hard-to-remove, and slightly costly dirt scaffolding. For example, it would probably have taken twice as long to build the structure below without scaffolding as with it, because scaffolding is much easier to get and remove than something like dirt (even with a diamond shovel!).
There are also iron scaffolds, crafted like this, which are more permanent.
They make it harder to self-grief, because the wrench does not auto-break them. They break at the same rate as dirt, and almost instantly when hit with the wrench.
Also, scaffolding takes on the full block texture if there is nothing above it.
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First, download it here.
After installing the newest version of ModLoader, install the files in the zip in the same way that you installed the ModLoader files.
Note, the ids are 98, 99 and 2005.
I got the idea (and texture) from here.
Plans for later:
-Make the buggers climbable.
-Make torches, ladders, etc. placeable on them.
-I'm open to suggestions!
v2.3 Compatible with Minecraft 1.7.3
v2.2 Compatible with Minecraft 1.7.2
v2.1: Compatible with Minecraft 1.6.6
v2: Iron scaffold, new wrench sprite, wood scaffold now breaks in "wave", not all at once.
v1: First release, scaffolding, wrench
7/12/11: Scaffolding v2.3 Works with Minecraft 1.7.3
7/7/11: Scaffolding v2.2 Works with Minecraft 1.7.2
4/31/11: Scaffolding v2.1 Works with 1.6.6
4/28/11: Scaffolding v2.0! Iron scaffolds, which are more permanent, and a fancy new wrench sprite. The recipe was also cut from 16 per craft to 8.
4/22/11: Updates coming soon
4/11/11: Banners added, news section added. Note, updates coming soon! ETA, immediately following minecraft 1.5