The Simpliframe modular fastening system is sold in kits containing small plastic parts that snap together into rectangular frames, which in turn provide the skeleton for a mechanical chase or box-in for a Lally column. Much faster than messing around with lumber or strapping—and resulting in a smaller profile—these will yield big savings in labor. The basic kit with enough parts for several frames large enough to box a basement column sells for around $25. simpliframe.com
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