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Definition of Lath and Plaster

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Lath and Plaster

The most common wall finish prior to the introduction of drywall. Thin wood strips (lath) were nailed onto the framing as a base for the sand/lime plaster (see diagram).



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Gable End Wall

The triangular end of an exterior wall above the eaves formed under a gable roof.


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aterial used to cover the interior framed areas of walls and ceilings



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