1. What are cross sectional dimensions of basswood lumber might you use for the pilings and template? Consider the scale factor that the deck must use (1/24th). 
2. Start a spreadsheet that will estimate the total scaled basswood weight of pilings and template based on a given number of pilings and average piling spacing and depth. 
3. Use these lengths and cross sections to calculate estimated basswood weight of a piling layout with 10 piles, average depth 3 inches, average spacing 2.25 inches.