A beautiful timber frame structure to work on!
lots of stuff all around...
thank goodness for 5 gallon buckets!
we start with coco fiber mesh as lathe to span areas that might crack
this project had 36 rounds!
and lots of upside-down areas to plaster
the base coat goes over the Durasol stemwall and Light Clay-Straw walls
a nice pic of the substrates and base plaster layer
my mom joined in for a day of base coat application
somehow I got known to "love upside-down stuff"...
I guess it might be true :)
lots of taping off involved with a frame like this
scratched surface on the base coat
Ingredients for the final coat, how many bags of each do we need?
mixing it up in small batches
applying kaolin-based finish coat over the base coat
detailing those rounds!
and details around each framed opening
The gable ends were conventionally framed and covered with drywall. We primed the surface with latex paint that we added a bunch of coarse sand to. The surface looks like this and you can apply finish coat earth plaster right over it.
my plaster set up
working those gable end details
Finally time for some color! The client chose a light yellow aliz. Iron oxide is the best!
whose that monkey?
I must have climbed up and down that scaffold 100 times!
Joshua prefers to hang out on the tip top of the ladder...
but can he reach the very top?
the final texture is so beautiful
a nicely integrated 'truth window' shows off the plaster layers