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Building Plaster Stops

by Tara

The next task in our building project is assembling plaster stops. These are pieces of plywood covered in tar paper and diamond lath (also called blood lath, for the razor sharp edges it leaves when cut). We'll be affixing them anywhere plaster meets wood to ensure the plaster has a solid bond. This should prevent cracking when the wood expands and contracts.

Covering Plywood with Tar Paper for Plaster Breaks Tara Cutting Blood Lath Tara Cutting Blood Lath Tara Tara Stapling Diamond Lath to Bale Stop Base Building Bale Stops