Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Almost finishing the closet....

The plastering is done, the heart rocks in the wall, porch is complete, plaster is painted, now the loft is built and we are out of the tent!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Plastering the closet.

Finishing the walls is what pulls everything together. Two people can easily do this job. I was the mixer and Richard the plasterer. It is best is one person does each of these jobs to make the finished product consistent. We tried to finish for the day on one side or at least make the last line irregular as to make the starting and stopping line not be so noticeable.

We used strucilite as the plaster because it was being applied to a frame wall. Cement mixes are way too heavy and would compromise the structure.
The consistency of the mix is very important, if it is too thin it will just fall off the tool. If it is too thick , it will be too difficult to apply and work with.